Decorative Bone Inlay from Jericho

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 September 2016

These finely worked fragments were found scattered on the floor of tomb P19. Some were undoubtedly applied to small rectangular or circular wooden boxes, parts of which were recovered. Others might have been used to ornament items of furniture, such as a stool or table. MBIIB-C, 1750-1700 BCE. From Jericho, West Bank. (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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