Altar Frieze from Tell Brak

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 August 2017
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This is from the Eye Temple at Tell Brak. The gold and stone elements were fastened to wood. The design appears to reflect a temple facade; the small circles imitate cone mosaic, and the vertical fluting represents half-columns or niches. Late Uruk Period, 3300-3000 BCE. From Tell Brak, modern-day Syria. (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. (2017, August 24). Altar Frieze from Tell Brak. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6937/altar-frieze-from-tell-brak/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Altar Frieze from Tell Brak." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 24, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6937/altar-frieze-from-tell-brak/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Altar Frieze from Tell Brak." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Aug 2017. Web. 23 Sep 2021.