Royal Duck-shaped Weight from Nimrud

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 August 2017
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The lion engraved on this duck-shaped weight shows that this is an official palace weight and therefore a royal property. Neo-Assyrian Period, 800-700 BCE. From the North-West Palace at Nimrud, Northern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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 21). Royal Duck-shaped Weight from Nimrud. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7002/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Royal Duck-shaped Weight from Nimrud." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Aug 2017. Web. 28 Oct 2020.

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