Statue of a Monkey from Kar Tukulti-Ninurta

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 October 2014
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This black stone statue was found inside one of the palaces at Kar Tukulti-Ninurta (modern-day Tilul Al-Aqar, Salah Aldin Governorate, Iraq). Monkeys were imported to Mesopotamia from Africa or India; they are not native to Mesopotamia. Several Assyrian kings had the hobby of collecting exotic animals (either tribute or booty). Reign of the Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta, 1243-1207 BCE. (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, October 13). Statue of a Monkey from Kar Tukulti-Ninurta. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3122/statue-of-a-monkey-from-kar-tukulti-ninurta/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of a Monkey from Kar Tukulti-Ninurta." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 13, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3122/statue-of-a-monkey-from-kar-tukulti-ninurta/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of a Monkey from Kar Tukulti-Ninurta." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Oct 2014. Web. 05 Aug 2021.