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Sumerian Man Holding a Pole

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 September 2016
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This fragment of a stone inlay was found in Kish. It depicts an incised design of a man wearing the typical Sumerian long robe, carrying a pole on his shoulder. This is probably from a battle scene. The overall depiction of this man is very similar to the inlay fragments showing soldiers with captured enemies from the "Standard of Ebla". Early Dynastic Period, 2600-2500 BCE. From Kish, Sumer, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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, September 13). Sumerian Man Holding a Pole. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5636/sumerian-man-holding-a-pole/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Sumerian Man Holding a Pole." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 13, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5636/sumerian-man-holding-a-pole/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Sumerian Man Holding a Pole." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Sep 2016. Web. 14 Apr 2021.

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