Incense Burner from Assur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 02 October 2014
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This incense burner was found at the so-called Archaic Ishtar Temple at Assur (Ashur). Incineration of various substances was an important event during sacrificial ceremonies. From Assur, northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. 2400 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, October 02). Incense Burner from Assur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3096/incense-burner-from-assur/

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