Mesopotamian Cylinder Naming Nabonidus & Sacred Buildings

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 April 2016

Nabonidus' preoccupation with the moon god Sin led to building work outside Babylon. This clay cylinder (with very well preserved and beautifully written Babylonian characters) records the restoration of Sin's ziggurat at Ur and also asks him to protect Nabonidus and his son Belshazzar. From Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nabonidus, 556-539 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 13). Mesopotamian Cylinder Naming Nabonidus & Sacred Buildings. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4915/mesopotamian-cylinder-naming-nabonidus--sacred-bui/

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