Statue of General Hahibra

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 July 2016
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The shrine contains a figure of Osiris, the god of the dead. This statue stood in a temple at Sais, then capital of Egypt. The text on the back-pillar calls Wahibra an "overseer of access of foreign lands (who managed trade on Egypt's southern border), overseer of all armies of Upper and Lower Egypt, chief warrior of his lord (king) in every foreign land". He left at least 12 other statues at temples around Sais. Their number and size reflect his status and wealth. 26th Dynasty, reign of Amasis, 570-526 BCE. Originally from Sa el-Hagar (Sais), temple of Osiris. (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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