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Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Statues from Constantinople as well as famous sarcophagus from Sidon, near Beirut, Lebanon


Sidon Sarcophagus

There are four panels to the Alexander Sarcophagus, one is a hunting scene showing Macedonians and Persians hunting
The Macedonian cavalry companions are dressed unlike the foot soldiers, and on one of the panels, the sculptor
carved out the figure of the Macedonian king Alexander the Great riding his horse Buchephales. This is from the 4th Century BC.
Background on Alexander's Sarcophagus

Blue Glazed Tiles from Ishtar Gate of Babylon

Istanbul Museum has white lions, dragons and bulls.

Statues from Constantinople

Funerary stele in Classical style, 480-420 BC.large_IMG_0239.jpgIMG_0246.jpgIMG_0254.jpglarge_IMG_0260.jpgIMG_0263.jpgIMG_0266.jpgIMG_0270.jpgIMG_0271.jpgIMG_0277.jpgIMG_0279.jpglarge_IMG_0281.jpgIMG_0295.jpg

Print of Hippodrome 1450

World's first peace treaty between the Hittites and Egypt

Posted by goodearth 17:25 Archived in Turkey Tagged museum istanbul archaeological

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