Statue of Halparunda II

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 March 2015

This rectangular basalt statue of Halparunda II, king of Maraş, was found at Maraş(modern-day Kahramanmaraş, Turkey). The Hittite hieroglyphic inscriptions can be seen on the sides and back of the statue; the king introduces himself with his titles and tells his deeds. Late Hittite period, 9th century BCE. (Istanbul Archeological Museums/Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul, Turkey).


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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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