Hexagonal Prism of Esarhaddon from Nimrud

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 05 June 2019

The cuneiform inscription on this hexagonal clay prism narrates the construction works of a palace at the city of Nimrud by the Neo-Assyrian king Esarhaddon (reigned 680 - 669 BCE). Neo-Assyrian Period, 7th century BCE. From Nimrud, in modern-day Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. 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, June 05). Hexagonal Prism of Esarhaddon from Nimrud. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10880/hexagonal-prism-of-esarhaddon-from-nimrud/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Hexagonal Prism of Esarhaddon from Nimrud." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 05, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10880/hexagonal-prism-of-esarhaddon-from-nimrud/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Hexagonal Prism of Esarhaddon from Nimrud." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Jun 2019. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

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