Hittite Sphinx

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 27 February 2015

This basalt Hittite sphinx was placed at the entrance into the palace number three at Sam'al (modern-day Sinjerli, Gaziantep, Turkey). Late Hittite period, 8th century BCE. (Istanbul Archaeological Museums/Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul, Turkey).



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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