Door-Sill from Nineveh

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 August 2017

This gypsum door-sill was carved as a carpet; there are rosette and lotus flower designs. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Ashurbanipal II, 645-635 BCE. From room I, door b or d, the North Palace at Nineveh, Northern 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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