Human Skull Plaster Face, Ain Ghazal

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 06 April 2018

This plastered face was modeled on a human skull and was buried with a group of similar plastered faces. This mode of skull decoration was probably related to some sort of ancestor cult. From modern-day Ain Ghazal, outskirts of Amman, Jordan Hashemite Kingdom. Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, circa 6500 BCE. (The Jordan Archaeological Museum, Amman, Jordan).



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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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