Gold Horn from Tell Al-Ubaid

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 06 September 2017

This horn is filled with bitumen and would originally have been attached to a bull's head. On the Temple's facade, there was probably extensive use of gold, bu this is the only piece to survive. Early Dynastic Period, 2500 BCE. From the Temple of Ninhursag at Tell Al-Ubaid, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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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