Stone Weight from Sippar

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 October 2014
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The inscription, unusually for a weight, is cut in reverse. It mentions that this stone weight was dedicated to the temple of Shamash, the sun god, at Sippar. It precisely gives the weight as 10 mina, 15 shekels, a little more than 5 kilograms. From Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habba, Babel Governorate, Iraq), Mesopotamia. Circa 1400-1200 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2014, October 17). Stone Weight from Sippar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3164/stone-weight-from-sippar/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stone Weight from Sippar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 17, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3164/stone-weight-from-sippar/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stone Weight from Sippar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Oct 2014. Web. 24 Jul 2021.