Mesopotamian Amulet Against Ghosts

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 April 2016
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This stone is inscribed with an incantation (partly Sumerian and mumbo-jumbo) that has 7 signs, repeated 7 times. It is much worn through use. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 800-550 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 Amulet Against Ghosts. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4934/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mesopotamian Amulet Against Ghosts." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 18, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4934/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mesopotamian Amulet Against Ghosts." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 Apr 2016. Web. 24 Nov 2020.

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