Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 30 November 2015
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Vishnu is the supreme god "Svayam Bhagavan" of Vaishnavism. In addition, he is one of the five primary forms of God in the Smarta tradition; he is conceived as the preserver and the protector. Hindu art often depicts Vishnu with four arms and a dark blue complexion. From Thai-Cambodian border, 11th century CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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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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