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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 26 February 2015
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Ningishzida, the Mesopotamian deity of vegetation and the underworld, flanked by 2 small human figures. From the 2nd excavation season of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago at Nippur (found at the Scribal Quarter). Old-Babylonian fired clay plaque, 2003-1595 BCE. From Nippur, Southern Mesopotamian, Iraq. The Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraqi Kurdistan.

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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. (2015, February 26). Ningishzida. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ningishzida." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 26, 2015.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ningishzida." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Feb 2015. Web. 24 Jul 2024.