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The Mesopotamian Origins of the Hittite Double-Headed Eagle

  title={The Mesopotamian Origins of the Hittite Double-Headed Eagle},
  author={J. Chariton},
  • J. Chariton
  • Published 2011
  • Geography
  • The figure of a double-headed bird is represented in many cultures around the globe, and in various time periods. “The double-headed eagle has been a royal symbol throughout its history until the present day” (Deeds 1935:106). The history of the use of the double-headed eagle in various contexts since the Crusades has been well documented. It has been used as a heraldic emblem of many royal houses, and is still a state symbol in some countries. However, ancient Near Eastern cultures had used… CONTINUE READING


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