Home

Le sacrifice animal dans le temple de l'E. Babbar de Larsa (Irak) à la période hellénistique : témoignage des vestiges osseux

Marjan MASHKOUR, Olivier LECOMTE & Véra EISENMANN

fr Anthropozoologica 27 - Pages 51-65

Published on 01 December 1998

Animal sacrifice at the temple of E. Babbar at Larsa (Iraq) in the Hellinistic period: the evidence from bones

This paper describes the faunal remains of a temple in lower Mesopotamia belonging to the neo-babylonian tradition. The archaeological context of the bones confirm their ritual and religious character. This archaeozoological study sheds new light on the status and the cultural preference for certain species, particularly Donkey (Equus asinus) for ritual purposes in a non-funerary context.

Keywords :

Temple, Mesopotamia, Hellenistic Period, sacrifice, donkey, dromedary, sheep.

Download full article in PDF format