Ashur-Sharrat Stela

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 August 2014
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These fragments were part of a stela which was found at the Row of Stelae in the city of Ashur. It depicts a woman who wears a crown in the shape of a crenelated city wall. This is queen Ashur-Sharrat, wife of Ashurbanipal. It is rare to see an Assyrian queen without her husband. The queen raises her hand in salutation. Limestone, from Ashur, northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. 7th century BCE. (The Pergamon Museum, Berlin).

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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, August 28). Ashur-Sharrat Stela. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2982/ashur-sharrat-stela/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ashur-Sharrat Stela." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 28, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2982/ashur-sharrat-stela/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ashur-Sharrat Stela." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Aug 2014. Web. 27 Oct 2021.