Hittite King Barrekub

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 February 2015

In this basalt wall relief, King Barrekub prays in front of divine symbols. The Hittite hieroglyphic inscriptions talk about the construction of a new palace. Sam'al (modern-day Sinjerli, Gaziantep, Turkey). Late Hittite period, 8th century BCE. (Istanbul Archeological 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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