Lion's Head from the Processional Street, Babylonia


published on 14 October 2013

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
Board-certified consultant neurologist and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm is 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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