Relief of Shamash from Hatra

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 04 June 2019
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Alabaster slab depicting a male figure, en face. Behind his head, a large disc with radiating rays appear. The figure is Shamash, the god of divine justice and the sun. From Hatra, Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. Parthian period, 1st to 3rd century CE. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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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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