A door socket from Anu-Adad Temple

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 02 October 2014

The cuneiform inscriptions on this door socket mention the name of Shalmaneser III, King of Assyria (858-824 BCE). The king dedicated the stone to the gods Anu and Adad for his life and the well-being of his people. From Anu-Adad temple at Assur, northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (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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