Terracotta Cylinder of King Nabonidus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 April 2014
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This cylinder includes three columns of cuneiform inscriptions that record the reconstruction and restoration of the temple of Shamash, the sun God, at Larsa, by the last king of Babylon, Nabonidus. Probably from Larsa, neo-Babylonian era, 555-539 BCE, Mesopotamia, 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2014, April 22). Terracotta Cylinder of King Nabonidus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2584/terracotta-cylinder-of-king-nabonidus/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Terracotta Cylinder of King Nabonidus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Apr 2014. Web. 17 Oct 2021.