Terracotta Clay Cylinder of King Nebuchadnezzar II

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published on 23 April 2014

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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