Stone Plate of Enmahgalanna from Ur

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published on 28 February 2018

This is a polished grey stone, which was probably an offering stand. The name (and title) of "Enmahgalanna" appears and is repeated unusually with a pictogram of the moon's crescent (instead of using the pertinent cuneiform sign). Enmahgalanna was a high priest and was appointed by her brother, Amar-Seun (Amar-Sin), who was a king of Ur III. From Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Neo-Sumerian Period, reign of Amar-Seun, circa 2043 BCE. (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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