Chronicle of Nabopolassar

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 14 April 2016

The cuneiform inscriptions on this clay tables narrates the chronicle of the years 608-605 BCE. Nabopolassar (reigned 658-605 BCE) was the king of Babylon and the father of Nebuchadnezzar II. After the fall of Nineveh, Naboplolassar vied with Egypt for control Assyria's western territories. His death stopped the campaign and sent his son Nebuchadnezzar back to Babylon to claim the throne. From Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 550-400 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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