A Royal Assyrian Letter

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 August 2017

This clay tablet is a letter from Shamash-shum-ukin, the Assyrian crown prince of Babylon, to his father Esarhaddon, the king of Assyria. It concerns treasonable activities in Babylonia. Circa 670 BCE. From Nineveh, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Currently housed in the British Museum in 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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