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Naqš-i Rustam


Equestrian Victory Relief of Hormizd II at Naqš-i Rustam. Photo Jona Lendering. Naqš-i Rustam: archaeological site in Fars (Iran), best known for its Achaemenid tombs and Sasanian rock reliefs.
   
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Relief of Hormizd II 

The equestrian victory of Hormizd II (303-309) is immediately below Achaemenid tomb II (Artaxerxes?) and a vanished relief of Shapur II. It shows how king Hormizd unhorses an enemy, who may be identified with king Papak of Armenia, or perhaps one of the kings of the Kushans in the far east.

Literature

Louis Vanden Berghe, Reliefs rupestres de l' Iran ancien (1983 Brussels), #76.
Ancient-Warfare.com, the online home of Ancient Warfare magazine
Equestrian Victory Relief of Hormizd II at Naqš-i Rustam. Photo Jona Lendering. Equestrian Victory Relief of Hormizd II at Naqš-i Rustam. Photo Jona Lendering. Victory relief of Hormizd II. Photo Marco Prins.

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Livius.Org, 2004
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