Akkadian Stele of Ilšu-rabi from Tell Abu Sheeja

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 May 2019
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The stele was found at Tell Abu Sheeja, north of modern-day Amarah city, Maysan Governorate, Iraq. The Old Akkadian cuneiform inscription on the left side of the viewer mentions the name of the city of Pašime. Pašime lies western to the ancient city of Susa, in modern-day Iran. Tell Abu Sheeja was probably named after its main deity, Shuda (Šuda), an Elamite deity. The stele was dedicated by Ilšu-rabi (governor or Pašime) to the god Šuda. The stele dates to the reign of the Akkadian king Manishtushu, 2270 - 2255 BCE. The stele was excavated in 2007 CE, the first excavation season at Tell Abu Sheeja. 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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