Bird-headed Apkallu for Home Protection

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 April 2016
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In order to protect the household, these protective figures (apkallu or sage) would be buried beneath the floor in groups of seven. From Nimrud, Northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian Period, 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 18). Bird-headed Apkallu for Home Protection. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4927/bird-headed-apkallu-for-home-protection/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bird-headed Apkallu for Home Protection." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 18, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4927/bird-headed-apkallu-for-home-protection/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bird-headed Apkallu for Home Protection." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Apr 2016. Web. 25 Jul 2021.