Assyrian Fisherman

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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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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