Babylonian Lion

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 April 2014

The panel shows a pacing, roaring lion and once was part of King Nebuchadnezzar II’s throne room in his palace in the ancient city of Babylon. These roaring lions emphasized the power and might of the Babylonian king.
Neo-Babylonian era, reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II, 605-562 BCE, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum).



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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