Mud Brick Stamped with the Name of King Amar-Sin

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 June 2016

This baked-mud brick was stamped with the name of the Neo-Sumerian king Amar-Sin (also spelled Amar-Suen; his name was previously misread as Bur-Sin). The cuneiform inscription mentions the king's making of a great vessel or laver, which he dedicated to the service of the god Ea. From Ur, southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Ur III Dynasty, circa 2100-2000 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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