Stamped mud bricks, Borsippa, Part II

Stamped mud bricks, Borsippa, Part II

A visit to Borsippa, Mesopotamia, July 2013. Note the 4500 years old stamped mud bricks with cuneiform inscriptions. Holding and touching these bricks is indescribable!  All Rights Reserved Copyright © 2013 Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin احدى زيارتي إلى بورسيبا، بلاد ما بين النهرين، يوليو 2013 لاحظ الطابوق الطيني المختوم بالنقوش المسمارية بعمر 4500 سنة . … Continue reading

Borsippa, Mesopotamia, July 2013! Part I

Borsippa, Mesopotamia, July 2013! Part I

Borsippa was an important ancient city of Sumer, built on both sides of a lake about 17.7 km (11.0 mi) southwest of Babylon on the east bank of the Euphrates. The site of Borsippa is in Babylon Province, Iraq and now called Birs Nimrud, the Arabs identifying the site with Nimrod. The ziggurat, the “Tongue … Continue reading

‎Meer Qoli’s Work Relief, First time on Net, By Osama S.M.A.

‎Meer Qoli’s Work Relief, First time on Net, By Osama S.M.A.

This rock-relief lies on one of the tops of mountain Pira Magroon, Sulaimaniya, Iraq. It is 1716 meters above sea level. In 2009, an expedition was carried out by a Western team to find out who is the man featured in this relief and who lived in this area. The relief contains no single word … Continue reading

Statue of the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III

Statue of the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III

Statue of the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III, son of Ashurnasirpal II, grandson of Tikulti-Ninurta. Basalt, from Assure, Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Shalmaneser III, 858-824 BC. This photoset/album features fine details of this marvelous statute and reflects the creativity of the Assyrian artist. This is the first and exclusive set on the internet I present to … Continue reading

Details of Processional Street, Babylon, Mesopotamia

Details of Processional Street, Babylon, Mesopotamia

Work reliefs which decorate the processional street (from Marduk temple to the Ishtar Gate and Akitu Temple), made of glazed terracotta bricks featuring lions, aurochs, and dragons. Reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, 604-562 BC, Babylon, Mesopotamia. النقوش التي تزين شارع الموكب من معبد مردوخ إلى بوابة عشتار ومعبد آكيتي، والمصنوعة من الطوب المزجج الطيني يضم انواع … Continue reading

Stele of Bel-harran-beli-usur

Stele of Bel-harran-beli-usur

Bel-harran-beli-usur was a high palace official (chamberlain) during the reign of the Assyrian kings Shalmaneser IV (782-773 BC) and Tigleth-Pileser III (744-727 BC). He built a city and a large temple to the west of Nineveh. The stele features Bel-harran-beli-usur prays in front of divine symbols (Gods). Marble, Tel Abda, Mesopotamia, 8th century BC. This … Continue reading