Inscribed Black Basalt Column Drum from Urartu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 November 2018
Inscribed Black Basalt Column Drum from Urartu

The inscription is repeated three times and reads "Ishpuini, son of Sarduri, built this temple". Ishpuini was a king of Urartu (reigned 830-810 BCE). The drum was later re-used and hollowed out to form a shallow basin with a drainage hole cut in the side. From Eastern Anatolia, in modern-day Turkey. Urartian, c. 820 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). Inscribed Black Basalt Column Drum from Urartu. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9545/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Inscribed Black Basalt Column Drum from Urartu." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Nov 2018. Web. 21 Sep 2019.

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