Basalt Container from Nimrud

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 May 2019

This basalt container was inscribed with the name of the Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta II (r. 891-884 BCE). It was probably used for placing flags before certain deities. From Nimrud, Iraq. On Display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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About the Author

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, May 23). Basalt Container from Nimrud. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10754/basalt-container-from-nimrud/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Basalt Container from Nimrud." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 23, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10754/basalt-container-from-nimrud/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Basalt Container from Nimrud." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 May 2019. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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