Lamassu from Khrsabad at the Iraq Museum

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2019
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This is one of a pair of colossal lamassus from the Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad (in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq). Both of them are on display at the Assyrian Gallery of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. During the ransacking of the Iraq Museum in April 2003 CE, those lamassus were intact and safe and had not been vandalized. Reign of Sargon II, 722-705 BCE. Two young females, wearing a medical outfit and a white coat are taking selfies before the lamassu.

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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, March 21). Lamassu from Khrsabad at the Iraq Museum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10280/lamassu-from-khrsabad-at-the-iraq-museum/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lamassu from Khrsabad at the Iraq Museum." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 21, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10280/lamassu-from-khrsabad-at-the-iraq-museum/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lamassu from Khrsabad at the Iraq Museum." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2019. Web. 17 Jun 2021.