Mesopotamian Tablet Naming Belshazzar

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 April 2016
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This adminsitrative document is dated to the "24th day of Kislimu in the 11th year Nabonidus, King of Babylon". It mentions "a slave of Bel-sharra-usur (Belshazzar),son of the king". Although Belshazzar is acting as regent, the formal date shows that Nabonidus is still the reigning king. From Borsippa, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Babylonian Period, circa 545 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 13). Mesopotamian Tablet Naming Belshazzar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4917/mesopotamian-tablet-naming-belshazzar/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Tablet Naming Belshazzar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 13, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4917/mesopotamian-tablet-naming-belshazzar/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Tablet Naming Belshazzar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Apr 2016. Web. 25 Jul 2021.