Lion's Head from the Processional Street, Babylonia

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 14 October 2013
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A close-up view of a lion's head work relief which decorates the processional street (from Marduk temple to the Ishtar Gate and Akitu Temple). It was made of glazed terracotta bricks. Reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, 604-562 BCE, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Iraq. Housed by the Istanbul Archeological Museum, Turkey.

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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. (2013, October 14). Lion's Head from the Processional Street, Babylonia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2106/lions-head-from-the-processional-street-babylonia/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lion's Head from the Processional Street, Babylonia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 14, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2106/lions-head-from-the-processional-street-babylonia/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lion's Head from the Processional Street, Babylonia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Oct 2013. Web. 22 Oct 2021.