Stele of Lion-Hunt from Uruk

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 May 2019
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This is the oldest narrative Mesopotamian sculpture (in relief), and the first documented evidence of lion-hunting in Mesopotamia. It depicts two men hunting lions using a spear and arrows. One man is smaller than the other indicating that he is located farther in the field.

From Warka (ancient Uruk), Iraq. Jemdet Nasr period, 3000-2900 BCE. 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). Stele of Lion-Hunt from Uruk. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10783/stele-of-lion-hunt-from-uruk/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stele of Lion-Hunt from Uruk." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 25, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10783/stele-of-lion-hunt-from-uruk/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stele of Lion-Hunt from Uruk." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 May 2019. Web. 15 Oct 2021.