Statue of Nabu from Nimrud

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 April 2019
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This colossal limestone statue represents Nabu, god of wisdom and knowledge. It was found near one of the gates of the Nabu temple in the city of Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). He wears the typical horned head cap of Mesopotamian deities. 8th century BCE. On display in the Assyrian Gallery of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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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). Statue of Nabu from Nimrud. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10400/statue-of-nabu-from-nimrud/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Nabu from Nimrud." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 08, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10400/statue-of-nabu-from-nimrud/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Nabu from Nimrud." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Apr 2019. Web. 16 Oct 2021.