The Story of Ahiqar

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 September 2019
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This papyrus is written in Aramaic and mentions the story of Ahiqar (the Words of Ahikar) who was a chancellor to the Assyrian kings Sennacherib (r. 705-681 BCE) and Esarhaddon (r. 681-669 BCE). This papyrus came from Elephantine in Upper Egypt. A large number of Aramaic papyri were excavated at Elephantine and probably belonged to an Aramaic Jewish community. Fifth century BCE. It is on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany, Exhibition of Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe, Arab-German Storytelling Traditions.

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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, September 17). The Story of Ahiqar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11164/the-story-of-ahiqar/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "The Story of Ahiqar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 17, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11164/the-story-of-ahiqar/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "The Story of Ahiqar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Sep 2019. Web. 17 Jun 2021.