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Header: Akkadian ruler, thought to be the great Naram-Sin, grandson of Sargon. Naram-Sin ruled virtually all of West Asia for 37 years (2270-2233 B.C.E.). Naram-Sin is depicted here with the false beard and crown of West Asian kingship.

Top row: (1) Elamite Archers frieze, Darius palace, Louvre Museum. (2) African woman in Southern Iraq. (3) Elamite soldier. (4) Elamite Calvary.

Bottom row: (1) Blacks in Basra, Iraq. (2) Moulded clay brick panel showing an Elamite goddess. Wall ornament of the temple of Inshushinak at Susa - 2,000 B.C. Louvre Museum. (3) Priest guiding a sacrificial bull. Fragment of a mural painting from the palace of Zimri-Lim, Mari (modern Tell Hariri, Iraq). 2040-1870 B.C.E. (4) Afro Iranians.

Elamite Archers frieze, Darius palace, Louvre Museum.

Images above: (1) Blacks in Basra, Iraq. (2) Akkadian ruler, thought to be the great Naram-Sin, grandson of Sargon. (3) Elamite man. (4) A Black man in Basra, Iraq.

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