Portion of a Lapis Lazuli Head-Mace from the Temple of Ninurta

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 September 2017
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This fragment of a lapis lazuli Head-mace was inscribed with six lines of cuneiform inscriptions. The name of Ashurnasirpal II (reigned 884-859 BCE) was mentioned in this dedicatory text. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th century BCE. From the Temple of Ninurta at Nimrud, 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. (2017, September 25). Portion of a Lapis Lazuli Head-Mace from the Temple of Ninurta. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7330/portion-of-a-lapis-lazuli-head-mace-from-the-templ/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Portion of a Lapis Lazuli Head-Mace from the Temple of Ninurta." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 25, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7330/portion-of-a-lapis-lazuli-head-mace-from-the-templ/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Portion of a Lapis Lazuli Head-Mace from the Temple of Ninurta." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Sep 2017. Web. 28 Oct 2021.