Facade of Inanna's Temple at Uruk

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published on 28 August 2014

This is part of the facade of the temple of Inanna at Uruk. There are standing male and female deities in alternate niches. Each figure holds a vessel in his/her hands and pours life-giving water forth on to the earth. The cuneiform inscriptions on the bricks mention the name of the Kassite ruler Kara-indash as the person who ordered the building of this temple. Circa 1413 BCE. From Uruk, southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Pergamon Museum, Berlin).


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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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