Weaving Combs from Ancient Scotland

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 27 November 2015
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These combs were made of whalebone. What makes whalebone particularly useful is not only is it strong, dense, and resilient, but it can also be used to produce objects of very large sizes. This collection of weaving combs is from Gurness, Howmae, and Midhowe, Scotland, 2nd century BCE to 4th century CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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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. (2015, November 27). Weaving Combs from Ancient Scotland. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4242/weaving-combs-from-ancient-scotland/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Weaving Combs from Ancient Scotland." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 27, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4242/weaving-combs-from-ancient-scotland/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Weaving Combs from Ancient Scotland." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Nov 2015. Web. 28 Oct 2021.