Bull's head from the Temple of Ninhursag

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 August 2017
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This head is part of a copper alloy bull in the round. This is the best preserved bull of four similar bulls found and it is the only one which kept its head. Early Dynastic Period, circa 2500 BCE. From the Temple of Ninhursag at Tell Al-Ubaid, Southern 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 24). Bull's head from the Temple of Ninhursag. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6958/bulls-head-from-the-temple-of-ninhursag/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bull's head from the Temple of Ninhursag." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 24, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6958/bulls-head-from-the-temple-of-ninhursag/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bull's head from the Temple of Ninhursag." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Aug 2017. Web. 01 Dec 2021.

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