Stela of Nabonidus


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 17 June 2016
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Here, Nabonidus (reigned 556-539 BCE) wears the traditional dress of a Babylonian king, holding objects symbolizing justice and power. Before him are the star of Ishtar, the winged-disc of Shamash, and the crescent moon god Sin, to whom Nabonidus was personally devoted. Probably from Babylon, southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Babylonian period, reign of Nabonidus, 556-539 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, June 17). Stela of Nabonidus. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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