Ceramic Box with Snakes from Ur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 February 2018
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Such ceramic boxes were made for religious and magical purposes. As snakes renew their skin, they were considered a symbol of healing. Snakes were also respected by people because of their venom. Fired clay with applied ornaments. Old Babylonian Period, 2000-1750 BCE. From Ur, Southern 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. (2018, February 23). Ceramic Box with Snakes from Ur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8099/ceramic-box-with-snakes-from-ur/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ceramic Box with Snakes from Ur." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Feb 2018. Web. 18 Oct 2021.