Heroes Protecting Animals, Uruk

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 05 September 2017

This ritual vessel shows nude heroes protecting a bird and a bull. Such heroes were popular images in ancient Mesopotamia. Late Uruk Period, 3300-3000 BCE. Probably from Uruk (Warka), 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, September 05). Heroes Protecting Animals, Uruk. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7187/heroes-protecting-animals-uruk/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Heroes Protecting Animals, Uruk." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 05, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7187/heroes-protecting-animals-uruk/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Heroes Protecting Animals, Uruk." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Sep 2017. Web. 06 Feb 2023.

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