The Altartate Cauldron

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 December 2015
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The Altartate Cauldron, found in a bog near clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland during turf cutting 1933 CE, is made of poplar with yew handles. The finds suggests the continuation of certain Later Bronze Age traditions into the Early Iron Age, although its form differs from that of Later Bronze Age cauldrons. A band of ornament below the rim, which may be compared closely with that found on certain Early Iron Age spears, suggests that the cauldron may have been carved during the 2nd century BCE. (National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

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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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