Assyrian Prism of Esarhaddon

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published on 25 September 2017

The cuneiform inscription on this hexagonal clay prism narrates the military campaigns of the Assyrian king Esarhaddon (reigned 680-669 BCE). Later on, the upper aspect was used a candle-holder by the owner. Neo-Assyrian Period, 7th century BCE. Probably from Nineveh, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The 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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