Sirrush Discovery

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 January 2019
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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.

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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.

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

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

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Sirrush Discovery." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Jan 2019. Web. 02 Dec 2021.