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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 25 September 2014
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This pot (and its cap) was made of basalt and was probably used for votive purposes. There are cuneiform inscriptions on the upper side of the pot. Below the cuneiform inscriptions, there is a scene depicting a man pouring water on a tree, followed by a cattle. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. 3rd millennium BCE. Erbil Civilization Museum, Iraq.

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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, September 25). Basalt Pot. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Basalt Pot." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 25, 2014.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Basalt Pot." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Sep 2014. Web. 20 Jul 2024.