Stele of the Akkadian king Naram-Sin

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 April 2014
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According to the inscription on the diorite piece of stele, it belongs to King Naram-Sin. It was found in Pir Hüseyin, a village near Diyarbakır. As it shows the borders of the Akkadian State in the era of Naram-Sin and reflects the artistic features of that era, it is one of the most important pieces of evidence concerning the Akkadian culture. King Naram-Sin, who ruled in the 3rd millennium BCE, entitled himself as the "King who brought peace to 4 regions". This title represents the 4 principal directions and symbolizes Naram-Sin's becoming the "King of Universe" after conquering the cities of Ebla and Elam, i.e. the west and the east. Diorite, found in Diyarbakir, Akkadian era, 2254-2215 BCE. (Istanbul Archeological Museum/Ancient Orient Museum)

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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, April 08). Stele of the Akkadian king Naram-Sin. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2550/stele-of-the-akkadian-king-naram-sin/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stele of the Akkadian king Naram-Sin." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Apr 2014. Web. 19 Jul 2024.

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