Mesopotamian Amulet Against Plague

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 April 2016
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This amulet is covered with a quotation from a poem, the Akkadian Erra Epic, thought suitable to ward off plague. From Ashur, Northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian Period, 800-612 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). Mesopotamian Amulet Against Plague. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4933/mesopotamian-amulet-against-plague/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Amulet Against Plague." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 18, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4933/mesopotamian-amulet-against-plague/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Amulet Against Plague." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Apr 2016. Web. 02 Aug 2021.