Altar Frieze from Tell Brak

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published on 24 August 2017

This is from the Eye Temple at Tell Brak. The gold and stone elements were fastened to wood. The design appears to reflect a temple facade; the small circles imitate cone mosaic, and the vertical fluting represents half-columns or niches. Late Uruk Period, 3300-3000 BCE. From Tell Brak, modern-day Syria. (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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