Goddess Nisaba


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 02 October 2014
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A fragment of a vase with a depiction of the goddess Nisaba (also Ninibgal or Nidaba), goddess of writing, learning, and the harvest. The cuneiform inscription on the vase mentions the name of Entemena, ruler of Lagash. Chlorite. From Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq); location and date of excavation are unknown. 2430 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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