Medical Recipes from Borsippa Against Mental Disorders

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 14 April 2016
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Alongside recipes (derived from various plants) to address mental illnesses, this tablet provides unique drawings as a guide to making magical figurines against demons and sickness. The king-like figure on the throne resembles an image of king Nabonidus depicted on one of his stelae. From Borsippa, Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 600-500 BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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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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