Human-headed Winged-bull

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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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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