Verse Account of King Nabonidus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 April 2016
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"He looks at those effigies and utters blasphemes...". During the reign of Nabonidus (556-539 BCE), Babylon fell to the Persian king Cyrus the Great. Nabonidus' reign was a troubled one. His unpopularity led to this poem, ridiculing Nabonidus and praising Cyrus. From Babylon, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Babylonian Period, circa 539 BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 13). Verse Account of King Nabonidus. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4911/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Verse Account of King Nabonidus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 13, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4911/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Verse Account of King Nabonidus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 Apr 2016. Web. 24 Jan 2021.

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