Mesopotamian Epic of Creation Tablet

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 October 2014

This clay tablet is one of the episodes of the epic of creation. It narrates how god Anshar summons the gods together for a banquet. They celebrate god Marduk's appointment as champion; Marduk defeated Tiamat in the primeval chaos. From the library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh (modern-day Ninawa Governorate, Iraq), northern Mesopotamia. Neo-Assyrian period, 7th century BCE. (The British Museum, London).


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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