Request to Shamash

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 August 2017
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This is an inquiry addressed to the sun-god Shamash. It asks whether the Assyrian army, commanded by Nabu-shar-utsur, will successfully recover the fortress captures by the Manneans, a people who lived in western Iran. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Ashurbanipal II, 7th century BCE. From the Library of Ashurbanipal II at Nineveh (Kouyunjik), Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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. (2017, August 31). Request to Shamash. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6977/request-to-shamash/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Request to Shamash." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 31, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6977/request-to-shamash/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Request to Shamash." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 31 Aug 2017. Web. 20 Oct 2021.