Nabataean Relief Sculpture of Atargatis

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 02 April 2018
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This stone sculpture of Atargatis (Ataratheh), the Syrian goddess of fertility in Classical Antiquity, once decorated the entrance of a Nabataean temple in modern-day southern Jordan. The Nabataeans were a prosperous people who built a wealthy kingdom in this region through trade with other nations, and by mastering limited resources, like water and food. Circa 100 CE. From Tafilah Governorate, modern-day Jordan Hashemite Kingdom. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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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, April 02). Nabataean Relief Sculpture of Atargatis. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8498/nabataean-relief-sculpture-of-atargatis/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nabataean Relief Sculpture of Atargatis." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 02, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8498/nabataean-relief-sculpture-of-atargatis/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nabataean Relief Sculpture of Atargatis." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Apr 2018. Web. 27 Oct 2021.