Mud Brick Stamped with the Name of King Kurigalzu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 June 2016
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This baked-mud brick was stamped with Akkadian cuneiform inscriptions. The text mentions the name of the Kassite king Kurigalzu and records the building of a temple to Bel. From Dur-Kurigalzu (modern-day Aqar-Quf, western Baghdad), Mesopotamia, Iraq. Kassite period, circa 14th century 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, June 24). Mud Brick Stamped with the Name of King Kurigalzu. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5262/mud-brick-stamped-with-the-name-of-king-kurigalzu/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mud Brick Stamped with the Name of King Kurigalzu." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 24, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5262/mud-brick-stamped-with-the-name-of-king-kurigalzu/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mud Brick Stamped with the Name of King Kurigalzu." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Jun 2016. Web. 01 Dec 2021.

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