Cylindrical Calcite Jar from Ur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 February 2018
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This jar was dedicated to Shulgi, king of Ur III dynasty, by the priestess Shuqurtum. There are two incised channels at the upper half; between them, the cuneiform inscription was placed. The inscription also curses anyone who tries to deface the text. From Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Neo-Sumerian Period, reign of Shulgi, 2094-2047 BCE. (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 28). Cylindrical Calcite Jar from Ur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8187/cylindrical-calcite-jar-from-ur/

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