Copy of a Building Inscription of Hammurabi

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 August 2017

This clay tablet preserves a copy of a royal inscription of king Hammurabi of Babylon (reigned 1792-1750 BCE; Old Babylonian Period), which had been found in an ancient temple. The writer has attempted to imitate the original script, and has used a clay of exceptional fineness. Late Babylonian Period, c. 600-500 BCE. From Babylon, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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. (2017, August 01). Copy of a Building Inscription of Hammurabi. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6941/copy-of-a-building-inscription-of-hammurabi/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Copy of a Building Inscription of Hammurabi." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 01, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6941/copy-of-a-building-inscription-of-hammurabi/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Copy of a Building Inscription of Hammurabi." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Aug 2017. Web. 09 Feb 2023.

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