Limestone Sumerian Plaque from Khafajah

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 May 2019
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This limestone plaque depicts two figures in relief. Cuneiform inscriptions appear at the upper part. It was excavated by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in the early 1930s, 3rd season. The plaque dates back to the Early Dynastic period, c. 2400 BCE. From Khafajah (ancient Tutub), Iraq.

The Oriental Institute's "Lost Treasures from Iraq" website gives it "unknown status" (after the ransacking of the Iraq Museum in April 2003). However, it is on display at 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, May 25). Limestone Sumerian Plaque from Khafajah. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10775/limestone-sumerian-plaque-from-khafajah/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Limestone Sumerian Plaque from Khafajah." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 May 2019. Web. 15 Oct 2021.