Head of an Apkallu from Nimrud

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 September 2014
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Fragment of an alabaster bas-relief depicting a head of a human-headed Apkallu wearing a horned helmet. From the North-West Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Neo-Assyrian Period, 865-860 BCE. (Erbil Civilization Museum, Iraq)

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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. (2014, September 25). Head of an Apkallu from Nimrud. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3079/head-of-an-apkallu-from-nimrud/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of an Apkallu from Nimrud." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 25, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3079/head-of-an-apkallu-from-nimrud/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of an Apkallu from Nimrud." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Sep 2014. Web. 21 Oct 2021.