Stone Monument of Esarhaddon

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 March 2014
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Irregular rectangular-sided monument recording Esarhaddon's restoration of Babylon; possibly black basalt; carved symbols on the upper surface. Height 8.5 inches.

The stone is not local to Mesopotamia. The irregular shape of the object suggests that it was cut from a naturally rounded piece of stone. The inscription is incomplete.
Neo-Assyrian era, c. 670 BCE, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London)

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About the Author

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). Stone Monument of Esarhaddon. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2461/stone-monument-of-esarhaddon/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stone Monument of Esarhaddon." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 31, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2461/stone-monument-of-esarhaddon/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stone Monument of Esarhaddon." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 31 Mar 2014. Web. 25 Oct 2021.