Lion Statue from Eridu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 April 2019
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This is one of a pair of lions which once stood at the gate of the ancient Sumerian city of Eridu (Tell Abu Shahrain) to guard the city's entrance. The lion was carved from black basalt. From Eridu, Southern Mesopotamia, in modern-day Iraq. Mid-3rd millennium BCE. On display in the Iraq Museum in Baghdad.

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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, April 08). Lion Statue from Eridu. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10394/lion-statue-from-eridu/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lion Statue from Eridu." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 08, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10394/lion-statue-from-eridu/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lion Statue from Eridu." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Apr 2019. Web. 14 Jun 2021.