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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 17 October 2014
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This clay plaque depicts the goddess Lama. Her hands are raised in meditation. People prayed to Lama for their personal protection. Lama always wears a long tiered-skirt. From Ur, southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Old-Babylonian period, 2000-1600 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 17). Lama. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lama." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 17, 2014.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lama." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Oct 2014. Web. 23 Jul 2021.