Foundation Figurine of Ur-Nammu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 May 2019

This bronze statuette was found at the foundation deposits of the temple of Eanna at Nippur. The statue depicts Ur-Nammu, king of Ur, holding a basket on his head as the builder of the temple. Ur III (Neo-Sumerian) period, reign of Ur-Nammu, 2112-2094 BCE. 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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2019, May 25). Foundation Figurine of Ur-Nammu. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10770/foundation-figurine-of-ur-nammu/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Foundation Figurine of Ur-Nammu." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 25, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10770/foundation-figurine-of-ur-nammu/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Foundation Figurine of Ur-Nammu." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 May 2019. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

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