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Dolerite Statue of Gudea, ruler of Lagash

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 March 2014
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Dolerite statue of Gudea, ruler of Lagash. Upper part of standing figure with head; carved and polished mottled green dolerite; but neck restored; represents Gudea, king of Lagash. It is possible that the head and body were not originally part of a single statue. From Girsu (modern Telloh), southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Reign of Gudea, circa 2130 BCE. (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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Amin, O. S. M. (2014, March 31). Dolerite Statue of Gudea, ruler of Lagash. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2450/dolerite-statue-of-gudea-ruler-of-lagash/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Dolerite Statue of Gudea, ruler of Lagash." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 31, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2450/dolerite-statue-of-gudea-ruler-of-lagash/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Dolerite Statue of Gudea, ruler of Lagash." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 31 Mar 2014. Web. 14 Apr 2021.

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