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Atarghatis and Hadad from Khirbet et-Tannur


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 February 2019
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Atarghatis is seated on a throne and a large head of the bearded Hadad, sculpted in limestone in the Oriental Syrian style, is beside her. Both came from a group of sculptures that decorated and adorned the Nabataean temple at Khirbet et-Tannur. Atarghatis was the Syrian goddess of plants and fertility, while her consort Hadad was the god of storms and rain, and therefore responsible for the germination of her plants. Thus, they were protectors of life and growth for the Levantine agricultural communities. Nabataean, around 100 CE. From Khirebt et-Tannur, north of Tafila, Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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