A strange alien pharaoh ~ This statue of the pre-dynastic period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BC? This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor.
Middle Assyrian Chalcedony Cylinder Seal with a Lion-Dragon, BCThis has the image of Ashur*, chief god of Assyria, on a winged solar disc facing a scorpion-tailed lion-dragon**. Above the lion-dragon is a recumbent crescent moon, a symbol.