National Geographic : 1933 Jul
SOME SCHOOLBOY'S "WRITTEN WORK"! Starting with large characters, he had to make them smaller and smaller, to crowd all his text on his slate (found at Ras Shamra). In another error, he wrote across the vertical line of the first column into the second, and had to draw a fine, crooked line (upper center) to keep his para graphs from being mixed (see pages 119, 124). THE GOD OF THUNDER AND WAR The smaller human figure, entrusting itself to the god's protection, probably represents the man who gave this sculpture to the temple. In his left hand the god holds a spear, from the shaft of which springs a young tree. The sculpture is now in the Louvre, Paris. It strik ingly resembles the Egyptian style. TESHUB, WAR GOD OF THE HITTITES Inthis Egyptian-style relief the King wears the high ostrich feather crown ofNile deities. From his brow springs the mysterious horn ofthe Syrian gods. Although heholds an Egyptian scepter, hecarries also the spear and dagger ofAsia Minor and wears Hittite sandals (see text, page II6).