Prince Barrakib

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 01 September 2017

This basalt wall relief depicts Prince Barrakib (Bar-Kib) sitting on a throne. Before him, a scribe stands with a writing tablet beneath his arm. The Aramaic inscription besides his head reads "I'm Barrakib, son of Panammwua". After this, a symbol of crescent and full moon appears and is followed by another inscription which reads "My Lord, the Ba'al of Harran". Circa 730 BCE. From the northern hall building at the citadel of Sam'al/Zincirli, modern Southern Turkey. (Pergamon Museum, Berlin)

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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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