Basalt Column Base from Khorsabad

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 April 2019
Basalt Column Base from Khorsabad

This is one of a pair of basalt column base (the other is in front of the entrance to the Iraq Museum). It was part of the colonnade supporting the roof of the portico at the entrance to the New Year Festival House (Bit-Hilani) at Khorsabad, in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Circa 710 BCE. Excavated in the 1930s CE. On display in Room X, the Assyrian Gallery, of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.


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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, April 10). Basalt Column Base from Khorsabad. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10398/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Basalt Column Base from Khorsabad." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 10, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10398/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Basalt Column Base from Khorsabad." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 10 Apr 2019. Web. 23 Oct 2019.

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