An Altar from Dur-Sharrukin

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 15 July 2014
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This limestone altar was dedicated to the temple of the god Sibitti by the Assyrian King Sargon II. From Dur-Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad, Ninawa Governorate, Iraq), Mesopotamia. Neo-Assyrian era, 721-705 BCE. (Istanbul Archeological Museums/Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul, Turkey).

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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, July 15). An Altar from Dur-Sharrukin. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2796/an-altar-from-dur-sharrukin/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "An Altar from Dur-Sharrukin." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 15, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2796/an-altar-from-dur-sharrukin/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "An Altar from Dur-Sharrukin." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Jul 2014. Web. 30 Jul 2021.