Assyrian Storage Jar

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 August 2016

This jar was found in one of the wine-cellars in the arsenal at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). It is marked in cuneiform with its capacity; 1 homer, 3 seah, 7 qa. In fact, it holds about 300 liters. Assyrian, late 7th century BCE. From Nimrud, Mesopotamia, Iraq. Lent by the Institute of Archaeology, University of London. (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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