God Ningishzida

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 February 2015

A small terracotta plaque which depicts Ningishzida, the Mesopotamian deity of the underworld. Ningishzida is a Sumerian name which means "lord of the good tree." From Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Old-Babylonian period, 2000-1500 BCE. The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq.



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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