Joel S. Burnett

STATELY AMMONITE KING. In 2010 this large statue of an Ammonite king was uncovered in Rabbah, the ancient capital of the Ammonites located in present-day Amman, Jordan. Although it was found next to the Roman theater in downtown Amman, the statue itself dates to a much earlier period—the Iron Age. Made of basalt and standing at more than 6.5 feet tall, the bearded statue wears a headband or diadem and holds a drooping lotus figure, which was a symbol of deceased royalty.