Surya Stele

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 30 November 2015
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Surya (the supreme light) was the chief solar deity in Hinduism; he also represents the Sun in India and Nepal. He is one of the core elements of Hindu astrology; Surya was the chief of Navagraha and the Classical Planets. He had 3 wives; Saranyu, Yama, and Yami. From northeast India, 11th century CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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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. (2015, November 30). Surya Stele. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4254/surya-stele/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Surya Stele." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 30, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4254/surya-stele/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Surya Stele." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Nov 2015. Web. 04 Aug 2021.