Are questions about identification of specific ancient cylinder seals on-topic?

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    Can you clarify what you mean by "identification"?
    – senshin
    May 1, 2015 at 19:57
  • @senshin Like who's on specific cylinder seal or what's cylinder seal origin (or what's about). Here are few examples of these.
    – kenorb
    May 1, 2015 at 20:06
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    As long as it remains focused on the mythology and doesn't veer off too much into the archaeology. Mythology first. Everything else is secondary.
    – user93
    May 1, 2015 at 21:21
  • Agree with fredsbend on that. As long as the question doesn't deviate from the mythological aspect and avoids getting too much into historical & archeological views, it would make a great addition to the site. May 3, 2015 at 5:35

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Yes and No. It would depend upon the way the question is put.

If you simply ask something like What do these seals represent? then there is no obvious connnection to mythology. The question is likely to be closed for being off-topic or for being unclear.

If you ask something like Are these seals representative of the myth of ...? then that should be on-topic. Especially if there is wording in the question's body showing why you think they might be representative.

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