Black Basalt Slab with Inlays from Urartu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 November 2018
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This slab (which is inlaid with black and white stone) was part of the paved platform in front of the temple of the god Haldi, the supreme god of the Urartians. The rings were carefully slotted together and secured by a pin so the top would remain flat. From Toprakkale, Eastern Anatolia, in modern-day Turkey. Urartian, late 8th century 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, November 29). Black Basalt Slab with Inlays from Urartu. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9550/black-basalt-slab-with-inlays-from-urartu/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Black Basalt Slab with Inlays from Urartu." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 29, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9550/black-basalt-slab-with-inlays-from-urartu/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Black Basalt Slab with Inlays from Urartu." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Nov 2018. Web. 21 Jul 2024.

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