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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 21 August 2017

This alabaster bas-relief depicts a man fishing in a mountain pool or pond. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sennacherib, 700-692 BCE. From Room XLIV (LL) of the South-West Palace at Nineveh (Kouyunjik), Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2017, August 21). Assyrian Fisherman. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Assyrian Fisherman." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 21, 2017.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Assyrian Fisherman." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Aug 2017. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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