Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Golden Chariot celebrating diversity & tolerance: Found near the Oxus River, on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan (500-300 B.C.)

Oxus chariot model, gold model found near the Oxus river, 500-300BC: 'On the front of the chariot... is the head of the Egyptian god Bes... But what is an Egyptian god doing protecting a Persian on the frontiers of Afghanistan? It's a perfect demonstration of the Persian Empire's striking capacity for tolerating different religions.'
Trustees of the British Museum

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