Nebuchadnezzar II's Terracotta Cylinder of Shamash Temple

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published on 24 April 2014

The temple of the sun God, Shamash, at Sippar reached a state of complete disrepair. The gods conveyed a message to the king via omens that he was given approval to rebuild and repair the temple of Shamash. This document records how the king successfully reconstructed the temple. From Sippar, neo-Babylonian era, 604-562 BCE, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).


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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP (Glasg)
A consultant neurologist and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia.

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