Nebuchadnezzar II's Terracotta Cylinder of Shamash Temple

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 April 2014
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The temple of the sun God, Shamash, at Sippar reached a state of complete disrepair. The gods conveyed a message to the king via omens that he was given approval to rebuild and repair the temple of Shamash. This document records how the king successfully reconstructed the temple. From Sippar, neo-Babylonian era, 604-562 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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2014, April 24). Nebuchadnezzar II's Terracotta Cylinder of Shamash Temple. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2589/nebuchadnezzar-iis-terracotta-cylinder-of-shamash/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nebuchadnezzar II's Terracotta Cylinder of Shamash Temple." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 24, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2589/nebuchadnezzar-iis-terracotta-cylinder-of-shamash/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nebuchadnezzar II's Terracotta Cylinder of Shamash Temple." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Apr 2014. Web. 30 Jul 2021.