Assyrian, Egyptians and Medes Costumes in pre-Christian times.
Top row left: Dress of the Assyrian High Priest. Assyrian king. Right: Noble Medes clothing. Bottom row left: Clothing of a noble Egyptian, Egyptian Queen and distinguished Egyptian. Right: Clothing of Egyptian court official, King (Pharaoh) and fan carrier of the king.
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