Akkadian Stele from Tell Abu Sheja

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 May 2019
Akkadian Stele from Tell Abu Sheja

The stele was found at Tell Abu Sheja, north of modern-day Amarah city, Maysan Governorate, Iraq. The cuneiform inscription at the left side of the viewer mentions the name of the city of "Bašimi" appears. Bašimi lies western to the ancient city of Susa, in modern-day Iran. Tell Abu Sheja was probably named after its main deity, Shuda. The stele dates to the reign of the Akkadian king Manishtushu, 2270 - 2255 BCE. On display at 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, May 25). Akkadian Stele from Tell Abu Sheja. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10766/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Akkadian Stele from Tell Abu Sheja." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 25 May 2019. Web. 24 Jun 2019.

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