Limestone Box with Foundation Tablets from Balawat

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 May 2016
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This box was placed in the temple of Mamu, God of Dreams. The box is original but the tablets are plaster casts of the originals; they describe the titles and achievements of Ashurnasirpal II (reigned 883-859 BCE). They narrate how he built the temple, brought timber from Lebanon for its roofs and doors, and decorated the doors with bronze. From Balawat, near Nimrud, northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian Period, circa 875-865 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, May 22). Limestone Box with Foundation Tablets from Balawat. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5163/limestone-box-with-foundation-tablets-from-balawat/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Limestone Box with Foundation Tablets from Balawat." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 22, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5163/limestone-box-with-foundation-tablets-from-balawat/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Limestone Box with Foundation Tablets from Balawat." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 May 2016. Web. 06 Dec 2021.

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