Another terracotta army: Ceramic soldiers of the second century BC stand on eternal guard duty - protecting the king of the northern Chinese kingdom of Chu. Twenty five of these warriors will feature in the Cambridge exhibition. Excavation - Xuzhuo (pottery figures). Terracotta warrior pits from Shizishan
South Dakota's Must-See Attractions : South Dakota
Crazy Horse Memorial A short distance from Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial -- the world?s largest mountain carving -- stands as a tribute to Crazy Horse, a Lakota warrior and one of the most important Native American tribal leaders. Construction on the memorial began in 1948, and has been in progress since; once complete, it will stand 563 feet tall. Other attractions located at Crazy Horse Memorial include the Indian Museum of North America, a cultural center, restaurant and gift shop…
Terracotta Army, Lintong, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China- a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. The figures were discovered in 1974 by local farmers.
Alexander the Great's Absolute Thrashing of Darius at the Battle of Gaugamela
Portrait of two AFAR (Asaimara Danakil) warriors, standing, wearing knives across their waists from which hang leather tassels denoting how many men each has killed. The man on the left is Hamdo Ouga, a young Asaimara chief who was killed by warriors of the rival Adoimara Danakil tribe a few days after this photograph was taken. Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
Our contributor Osama S.M. Amin decided to visit the archaeological reliefs in the Governorate of Sulaymaniyah. The rock relief lies on the cliff side of Darband-i-Gawr. This pass is part of the south eastern side of the Qara Dagh mountain range. The Sulaymaniyah Antiquities Directorate and the Sulaymaniyah Museum did extensive restoration work on the relief in 2006. The relief shows a victorious warrior standing on the corpses of two enemies. (Photos/ info by Osama S.M. Amin) -- AH Et…
Images from the National Museum of Anthropology Copies of wall paintings from Cacaxtla This archaeological site has extraordinary mural paintings depicting the battles fought by the Olmec-Xicalanca, who built this city fortress with other groups, as well as other key events in their history. Particularly striking are the murals of the Battle and of the Bird man standing on the feathered serpent and the Jaguar knight--the two depicted here. The Bird man (center) is a young warrior