Amel-Marduk's Poem & Prayer

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 April 2016

"The wretched, weary person weeps..." The Crown Prince, son of Nebuchadnezzar II, wrote this anguished poem in prison. Once freed, he attributed his rescue to the god Marduk, by changing his name to Amel-Marduk (the Biblical Evil-Merodach). From Borsippa, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Babylonian Period, circa 550 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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