Brick Stamped with the Name of Nebuchadnezzar II

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 June 2016

King Nebuchadnezzar II's building program at Babylon used around 15,000,000 baked bricks. Thousands bore his name and titles stamped into the clay: "Nebuchadnezzar...the eldest son of Nabopolassar, King of Babylon, am I". On this brick, a workman wrote his own name "Zabibna", using the Aramaic alphabet. From Babylon, southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Babylonian Period, rein of Nebuchadnezzar II, 605-552 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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