Mesopotamian Tablet Describing the Walls of Babylon

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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Mesopotamian Tablet Describing the Walls of Babylon

This clay tablet fragment gives detailed measurements for the inner city wall called Imgur-Enlil at the start of Nebuchadnezzar II's reign. It names landmarks including Zababa and Urash gates. Modern surveys show that the figures are realistic. The record is probably a survey conducted for the royal building program. From Sippar or Babylon, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Reign of Nebuchadnezzar, 605-562 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 18). Mesopotamian Tablet Describing the Walls of Babylon. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4926/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mesopotamian Tablet Describing the Walls of Babylon." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 18, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4926/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mesopotamian Tablet Describing the Walls of Babylon." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 Apr 2016. Web. 27 May 2020.

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