Foundation Cones

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 July 2014

Cuneiform inscriptions on foundation cones record the building and rebuilding of various god and goddesses temples in Mesopotamia. One of these cones records the building of the temple of the god Numushda in the city of Kiritab by Enlil-Bani, king of Isin. Old Babylonian era, 2003-1595 BCE. (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq).



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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