Advice to a Mesopotamian Prince

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 August 2017

The cuneiform inscription on this clay tablet claims various exemptions for the cities of Babylon, Nippur, and Sippar and warns rulers against disregarding them. This is a copy which was made about 700-650 BCE of an earlier composition. From the library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh (Kouyunjik), Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Presented by the Daily Telegraph. (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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