Lion's Head from the Temple of Ninhursag

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 August 2017
Lion's Head from the Temple of Ninhursag

This is a copper alloy head of a lion or cub. Models of lions may have acted as guardians at the entrance to the temple. Early Dynastic Period, circa 2500 BCE. From the Temple of Ninhursag at Tell Al-Ubaid, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2017, August 24). Lion's Head from the Temple of Ninhursag. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6959/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Lion's Head from the Temple of Ninhursag." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 24, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/6959/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Lion's Head from the Temple of Ninhursag." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 24 Aug 2017. Web. 23 May 2019.

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