Terracotta Clay Cylinder of King Nebuchadnezzar II

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 April 2014
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The three columns of cuneiform inscriptions on this cylinder mention the building and reconstruction of various shrines, quays, gates, and processional boats by king Nebuchadnezzar II at Babylon for the Babylonian New Year Festival. From Babylon (modern Babel Governorate), neo-Babylonian era, 604-562 BCE, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum).

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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, April 23). Terracotta Clay Cylinder of King Nebuchadnezzar II. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2587/terracotta-clay-cylinder-of-king-nebuchadnezzar-ii/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Terracotta Clay Cylinder of King Nebuchadnezzar II." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Apr 2014. Web. 21 Oct 2021.