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published on 31 March 2014

This is one of the few surviving sculptures from the palace which Esarhaddon left unfinished at his death. Neo-Assyrian era, circa 670 BCE. From the south-west palace at Nimrud, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London)


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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 artefacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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