Shell Clappers with Luwian Hieroglyphs

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 November 2018
Shell Clappers with Luwian Hieroglyphs

These musical instruments were given to the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III (reigned 858-824 BCE) by the king of Hamath (now Hama) in Syria. His name, Urhilina, appears in Luwian hieroglyphs on the underside of the right shell. The border was incised in a guilloche pattern. From Fort Shalmaneser at Nimrud, in modern-day Iraq. Neo-Hittite period, 9th 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 23). Shell Clappers with Luwian Hieroglyphs. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9565/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Shell Clappers with Luwian Hieroglyphs." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Nov 2018. Web. 09 Dec 2019.

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