Desert Drawing and Safaitic Inscription

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 15 February 2019
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Safaitic inscription with an image of a Bactrian camel carved on a desert rock. The detailed drawing indicates that the scribe has seen this type of Asian camel, probably along the trade route with China. First century BCE to fourth century CE. From the al-Mafraq region, Jordan. On display at the Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 15). Desert Drawing and Safaitic Inscription. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10061/desert-drawing-and-safaitic-inscription/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Desert Drawing and Safaitic Inscription." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 15, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10061/desert-drawing-and-safaitic-inscription/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Desert Drawing and Safaitic Inscription." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Feb 2019. Web. 17 Jun 2021.