Votive Mace Head of Ur-Ningirsu II from Girsu

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published on 28 February 2018

This grey stone mace head was inscribed with a cuneiform text. The text says that this mace head was dedicated to the god Ningirsu by Ur-Ningirsu II (son of Gudea, ruler of Lagash). From Girsu, Sothern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Circa 2125 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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