Dr. Osama Shukir Muhammed AminFRCP(Edinburgh), FRCP(Glasgow), FRCP(Ireland), FRCP(London), FACP, FCCP, FAHA, FRSA. I'm very interested in photography; I take photos of archaeological and ancient sites as well as artifacts housed in museums. But, I'm an associate professor of neurology and consultant neurologist!
My article and photos about the newly discovered tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh on the Ancient History Encyclopedia, in September 2015, drew the attention of the World to this hidden gem.
My main focus is Mesopotamian history; I contributed quite a few high-quality images of Mesopotamian artifacts, ancient Mesopotamian cities, Paleolithic caves in Iraq, and rock reliefs. I've published many articles on several websites about Mesopotamia. I'm also interested in ancient Egypt! But, I have contributed to almost all the World's civilizations.
I use Nikon D90, Nikon D610, and Nikon D750 cameras, with several lenses.
If you need to use any image from my Wikimedia Commons uploads, please feel free, but remember to cite it properly, as all of my images carry a CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
The Iraq Museum in Baghdad displays a large number of statuettes (including fragments and heads) unearthed from the Diyala Region (Khafajah, Tell Asmar, and Tell Agbrab). The Sulaymaniyah (Slemani) Museum also houses 5 statuettes (given as a permanent load from the Iraq Museum in 1961 CE). Here you can find all of them, on display ones (including Tell Asmar Hoard and Nintu Temple Hoard). Several appear in many publications of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; the latter did the Diyala Region/Valley excavations in the 1930s. However, many I couldn't find in any publication (book, report, or article), except one (in an article by Lamia al-Gailani in 1972 CE in the Journal Iraq). Therefore, they might well have been confiscated or been donated to the Museum. If anyone has information (provenance) about these statuettes, please contact me. All of them were shot by My Nikon D750 camera.
Sumerian male worshiper from Diyala Region, Iraq
Sumerian male worshiper from Diyala Province, Iraq
Sumerian male worshiper from Diyala, Iraq
Female worshiper from Diyala Province, Iraq
Female worshiper from Diyala Region, Iraq
Female worshiper from Diyala, Iraq
Male head from Shara Temple, Tell Agrab, Iraq
Male Statuette from Nintu Temple, Khafajah, Iraq
Male Statuette from Sin Temple IX, Khafajah, Iraq
Male statuette, Nintu Temple VI, Khafajah, Iraq
Female worshiper from Khafajah, 4th season, Iraq
Female statuette, fragment, from Tell Agrab, Iraq
Seated male figure from the hoard of Nintu Temple V at Khafajah
Seated male statue from the Temple of Sin at Khafajah
Statue from Nintu Temple VI at Khafajah
Male statue from Hoard in Nintu Temple V, Khafajah
Statue from the hoard of Nintu Temple V at Khafajah
Male statue from Shara Temple, Tell Agrab
Head of a Sumerian woman from Tell Agrab, Shara Temple
Statue of a Sumerian seated worshiper from Tell Asmar
Sumerian Status from Tell Asmar, part of the Tell Asmar Hoard
Statue from Khafajah
Statue from Khafajah, female worshiper
State from the Tell Asmar, Iraq Museum
Statue from Khafajah, Iraq Museum
Sumerian Statues from Eshnunna and Khafajah of Diyala region, Iraq Museum
Statue of male worshipper from Tell Asmar
Statue from Tell Asmar
Sumerian worshiper from Khafajah, Iraq Museum
Sumerian Worshippers from Sumer, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Early Dynastic Period, 2900-2300 BCE. The Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraq
Three Sumerian statues, Early Dynastic Period, 2900-2350 BCE, from Khafajah, Iraq. The Sulaymaniyah Museum
Head of a statue from Tell Asmar, excavated by the Oriental Institute in 1933. The Sulaymaniyah Museum
Headless statue of a Sumerian man, from Khafajah, Early Dynastic Period, 2900-2350 BCE. The Sulaymaniyah Museum
Statuette of a Sumerian male from Diyala Region, Mesopotamia, Iraq
Statuette of a seated Sumerian female worshiper from Diyala Region, Iraq
Headless statuette of a Sumerian male worshiper from Diyala Region, Iraq
Statuette of a Sumerian female worshiper from Diyala Region, Iraq, face dwindled
Sumerian worshiper with a dagger, from Diyala Region, Iraq
Upper part of a statuette of a male from Diyala Region, Iraq
Fragment of a torso of a Sumerian female worshiper, from Diyala Region, Iraq
Headless statuette of a Sumerian female worshiper from Diyala Region, Iraq
Upper part of a statuette of a Sumerian male from Diyala Region, Iraq
Headless statuette of a Sumerian male worshiper from Diyala Region, Mesopotamia, Iraq
Statuette of a Sumerian female worshiper from Diyala Region or Ur, Iraq
Statuette of a Sumerian male from Diyala Region, Mesopotamia, Iraq, small one
Headless statuette of a bearded Sumerian male from Diyala Region, Iraq
Female head from Khafajah, Diyala Region, Iraq
Head of a Sumerian male from Khafajah, Diyala Region, Iraq
Head of a Sumerian male from Khafajah, Diyala, Iraq
Naram-Sin Rock Relief at Darband-i-Gawr, Qaradagh Mountain, Sulaymaniyah. Iraq
Tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh
Cuneiform inscriptions, Stela of Iddi-Sin, king of Simurrum.
An Inscribed stand's head, early dynastic period.
Room 17, the Nereid Monument at the British Museum, London. An actress performs a play in front of the monument
An actress performing a play. She wears a laurel wreath and stands in front of a statue of a woman from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Room 21, The British Museum, London
Earrings from Shulgi
Tablet of Shulgi
Bust of Michael Collins at Merrion Square Park, Dublin, Ireland.]]
The Assyrian king Shalmaneser III receives tribute from Sua, king of Gilzanu, The Black Obelisk.
Cylinder of Nabonidus from the temple of God Sin at UR, Mesopotamia. .]]
One of the rooms at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London. The so-called "mummy portraits" are seen on the left, within their displaying case
The facade of Sir John Soane's Museum, note the queue. You should switch off your mobile phone. No photography is allowed. You should put your hand bag, camera, etc within a plastic bag at the entry of the building
Statue of The Thinker, 1880 CE.
General view of one of the halls. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
Marble busts of Hadrian (left, 117-138 CE, probably from Rome) and Antinous (right, 130-138 CE, from Rome). Antinous was Hadrian's lover. He met Hadrian in 120s CE and died in the Nile, Egypt, in 130 CE. The British Museum, London
Henri IV on Horseback Trampling his Enemy. Bronze, circa 1615-1620 CE. From France, probably Paris. The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Bust of Josephine Bonaparte, c. 1808 CE. Marble, from Paris, France. By Joseph Chinard. Bequeathed by Miss F.H. Spiers. The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Limestone trial piece of a private person. Head of a princess on the reverse. Reign of Akhenaten. From Amarna, Egypt. Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, London
Upper part of a statuette of an Egyptian man and his wife. 18th Dynasty. From Egypt. From the Amelia Edwards Collection. Now housed in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London
Carved wooden figure of Job. Probably from Germany, 1750-1850 CE. The Wellcome Collection, London
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland