Stela of queen Sammu-ramat

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 August 2014
Stela of queen Sammu-ramat

The cuneiform inscriptions on the upper part of the stela say that Sammu-ramat (or Shammuramat) is the wife (and palace women) of Shamshi-Adad V, king of all, king of Ashur; the mother of Adad-Nirari III, king of all, king of Ashur; and the daughter in law of Shalmaneser III, king of the four corners of the world. From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu; Biblical Calah), northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian period, circa 809 BCE. (The Pergamon Museum, Berlin).


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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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