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Sumerian Man Offering a Libation


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 13 September 2016
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Shell inlay depicting a standing and naked man (ordinary individual or priest) offering a libation. Excavated by Sir Henry Layard for the Department of Antiquities in Iraq. This object was part of the objects allotted to the British Museum from the Ur excavations, season 1926-1927. Early Dynastic Period, 2600-2500 BCE. From Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (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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