Dolerite Statue of Gudea, ruler of Lagash

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 March 2014

Dolerite statue of Gudea, ruler of Lagash. Upper part of standing figure with head; carved and polished mottled green dolerite; but neck restored; represents Gudea, king of Lagash. It is possible that the head and body were not originally part of a single statue. From Girsu (modern Telloh), southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Reign of Gudea, circa 2130 BCE. (The British Museum, London)



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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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