GANESANS at CL.UH.EDU
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To an outsider, horse looks important in ancient Persia.
A. Cotterell, The Penguin Encyclopaedia of Classical
Civilizations, 1993 p.153 has a cylinder seal
with cuneiform letters. In this seal, Darius I
of the Achamenid empire around 520 BC is shown
hunting lions. Two palm trees are there.
The King of Kings is shooting an arrow from
chariot. There are horses, charioteer, etc.,
Jaan Puhvel, Comparative mythology, Johns Hopkins univ. press,
Some chapter names: The concepts of Indo-European and
Indo-Iranian, Vedic India, Ancient Iran, Ancient Greece,
Rome, Celts, HORSE and ruler, ...
Jivanji Jamshedji Modi (1854-1933)
The bas-relief of Behram Gour at Naksh-i-Rustam and the
horse in ancient Iran.
Bombay: Educational society's steam press, 1895
Bahram was dead at 438.
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