Cruciform with Cuneiform from Sippar

Server Costs Fundraiser 2023

Running a website with millions of readers every month is expensive. Not only do we pay for our servers, but also for related services such as our content delivery network, Google Workspace, email, and much more. We would much rather spend this money on producing more free history content for the world. Thank you for your help!
$199 / $21000

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
by
published on 01 September 2017

An inscribed cross-shaped stone, later produced to look older than it is, which lists long-running grants and privileges supposedly bestowed on the temple priesthood of the sun-god Shamash by the Akkadian king Manushtushu (reigned 2269-2255 BCE). 700-500 BCE. From the temple of Shamash at Sippar, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (British Museum in London)

Remove Ads

Advertisement

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.

Cite This Work

APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2017, September 01). Cruciform with Cuneiform from Sippar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7000/cruciform-with-cuneiform-from-sippar/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Cruciform with Cuneiform from Sippar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 01, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7000/cruciform-with-cuneiform-from-sippar/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Cruciform with Cuneiform from Sippar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Sep 2017. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

Membership