Sirrush Discovery

Server Costs Fundraiser 2024

Help our mission to provide free history education to the world! Please donate and contribute to covering our server costs in 2024. With your support, millions of people learn about history entirely for free every month.
$3349 / $18000


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 January 2019
Sirrush Discovery Download Full Size Image

Part of the floor adjacent to a wall at the Processional Way was removed and a Sirrush (Mušḫuššu) was uncovered. During the 1980s, former president Saddam Hussein ordered the renovation and reconstruction of the ancient city of Babylon. Workers who participated in this campaign said that almost 5 meters of the original walls and foundations were buried! Exclusive photo.

Remove Ads
Subscribe to this author

About the Author

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.

Cite This Work

APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2019, January 18). Sirrush Discovery. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Sirrush Discovery." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 18, 2019.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Sirrush Discovery." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Jan 2019. Web. 21 Jul 2024.