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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 31 March 2014

This is one of the few surviving sculptures from the palace which Esarhaddon left unfinished at his death. Neo-Assyrian era, circa 670 BCE. From the south-west palace at Nimrud, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London)

About the Author

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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2014, March 31). Human-headed Winged-bull. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Human-headed Winged-bull." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 31, 2014.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Human-headed Winged-bull." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 31 Mar 2014. Web. 20 Apr 2019.

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