Artifact Statues of Susa Noblemen doing the Ancient Persian Susian Salute. The right hand bent straight, with the elbow to the waistline and the hand held up sideways. The left hand held in front of the body as the show of respect. This salute was even in use during Achaemenid Era. The Ancient Persian Susian Salute is the oldest Persian Salute. During Achaemenids Era, the salute was given with the hand a bit tilted
Neolithic Triangular "Idol," 3500 BC | Anatolian, Syrian. Hardly more than a modeled pebble; despite that, one can easily distinguish the silhouette of a seated human figure, a simplified form of the "Mother Goddess." Carved from a small stone to and given a triangular, thick shape, as if it were a steatopygic figure (of large buttocks) in relief, but sculpted on all sides. These figures were revered in a very vast and varied region, ranging from the Near East to Central Western Europe.
The Library of Celsus in Ephesus was built in 117 A.D as a tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia. The capacity of the library was more than 12,000 scrolls. It was the third richest library in ancient times after the ones in Alexandria and Pergamum.