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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 August 2017
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This gypsum wall relief depicts two protective spirits, looking to the right; a lion-headed man (ugallu or the great lion) and a human-headed deity wearing a horned helmet (the house god). Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sennacherib, 700-692 BCE. Door O, Room XXXI (DD), the South-West Palace at Nineveh (Kouyunjik), 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 22). Ugallu & the House God. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6981/ugallu--the-house-god/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ugallu & the House God." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 22, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6981/ugallu--the-house-god/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ugallu & the House God." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Aug 2017. Web. 12 Jul 2024.

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