Kudurru from Sippar

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 August 2017
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This kudduru (boundary stone) is a document which records the services of Ritti-Marduk, commander of the chariots, in a royal military campaign against Elam in southern Iran. As a reward, his ancestral territory was made exempt from taxation. Limestone, carved in high relief. Middle Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar I, 1125-1104 BCE. From Sippar (modern-day Tell Abu Habba), 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. (2017, August 23). Kudurru from Sippar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6974/kudurru-from-sippar/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Kudurru from Sippar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 23, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6974/kudurru-from-sippar/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Kudurru from Sippar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Aug 2017. Web. 18 Oct 2021.