Ashurbanipal II

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 August 2017

A close-up image of a red sandstone stela depicting the Assyrian King Ashurbanipal II. The king holds a ritual basket of earth on his head (not shown here) for the rebuilding of E-Zida temple. Neo-Assyrian Period, 668-655 BCE. From the temple of Nabu at Borsippa, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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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