Sealed Clay Jar Stopper

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 05 September 2017
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Two officials certified the contents of the jar that was sealed with this stopper. Impressions of fingers and a thumb are visible on the top. The stopper is displayed here on a similar jar dating from about the same period. Jemdet Nasr period, 3000-2900 BCE. The stopper came from Nineveh but the jar was brought from Ur; both from Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London)

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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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