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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 July 2014

This mortar was an offering from Gudea (ruler of Lagash) to the god Enlil. Neo-Sumerian era, 2141-2122 BCE. From Nippur (modern Nuffar, Al-Qadisiyah Governorate, Iraq), southern Mesopotamia.(Istanbul Archaeological Museums/Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul, Turkey).


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, July 18). Diorite Mortar. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2792/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Diorite Mortar." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 18, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2792/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Diorite Mortar." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 Jul 2014. Web. 19 Apr 2019.

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