Terracotta Cylinder of King Nabonidus

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published on 22 April 2014

This cylinder includes three columns of cuneiform inscriptions that record the reconstruction and restoration of the temple of Shamash, the sun God, at Larsa, by the last king of Babylon, Nabonidus. Probably from Larsa, neo-Babylonian era, 555-539 BCE, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP (Glasg)
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