Urartian Octagonal Bronze Bell

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 November 2018
Urartian Octagonal Bronze Bell

This bell has a suspension ring in the form of a fist. Bells are said to have been a Chinese invention, which reached the Middle East in about 800 BCE. However, Chinese bells are struck on the exterior while the Urartian ones have a clapper on the inside. From North-Western Iran. Urartian, 8th century 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 29). Urartian Octagonal Bronze Bell. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9539/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Urartian Octagonal Bronze Bell." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 29, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9539/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Urartian Octagonal Bronze Bell." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Nov 2018. Web. 16 Sep 2019.

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