A Foundation Peg from the Temple of Nanshe

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published on 26 July 2014

This copper alloy foundation deposit records the rebuilding of the temple of the god Nanshe in the city of Sirara (modern Zerghul, southern Iraq) by Gudea, ruler of Lagash. It features a bull in a reed marsh. C. 2130 BCE, probably from Sirara, southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP (Glasg)
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