Octagonal Prism of Sargon II from Khorsabad

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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The cuneiform inscription on this octagonal spindle-shaped clay prism narrates the military campaigns of the Neo-Assyrian king Sargon II (reigned 722 - 705 BCE). Neo-Assyrian period, late 8th century BCE. From Nineveh, in modern-day Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. 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, June 05). Octagonal Prism of Sargon II from Khorsabad. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10879/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Octagonal Prism of Sargon II from Khorsabad." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 05, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10879/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Octagonal Prism of Sargon II from Khorsabad." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 05 Jun 2019. Web. 24 Jan 2021.

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