Stone Tablet of Queen Yaba


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 05 June 2019
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This stone tablet was found in a niche into the right-hand wall of the space leading to the burial chamber of Tomb II (one of the vaulted burial chambers of the so-called Queens' Tombs inside the North-West Palace at Nimrud). The cuneiform inscription is a form of a funerary text for queen Yaba (Yabâ), wife of the Neo-Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 744-727 BCE).

The Queens' Tombs were found accidentally in the 1989-1990 CE season by the State Board of Antiquities of Iraq while reconstructing a part of the so-called "domestic wing" of the Palace. Inside these tombs, the "Nimrud Treasures" were unearthed. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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About the Author

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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