Terracotta Cylinder Amulets

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 14 April 2016
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These amulets were inscribed with a spell recruiting the mighty god Ninurta for protection. They were worn around the neck and their size corresponds to the needs of different age groups. From Nimrud and Nineveh, Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 900-612 BCE. The British Museum, London.

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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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 14). Terracotta Cylinder Amulets. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4907/terracotta-cylinder-amulets/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Terracotta Cylinder Amulets." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 14, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4907/terracotta-cylinder-amulets/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Terracotta Cylinder Amulets." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Apr 2016. Web. 31 Jul 2021.