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The Standard of Ur  is a Sumerian artifact excavated from what had been the Royal Cemetery in the ancient city of Ur.  It is approximately 4,500 years old and was probably constructed in the form of a hollow wooden box with scenes of war and peace represented on each side through elaborately inlaid mosaics. . It was found in a royal tomb in Ur next to the skeleton of a ritually sacrificed man who may have been its bearer.  British Museum in London.

Standard of Ur- Peace Side (image 2 of

ウルのスタンダード(BC2500頃)

モザイクの発祥・・・モザイク紀行(6)

ウルのスタンダード(BC2500頃)

Sumerian Standard of Ur (war side) from Sumerian holy city Ur, hometown of Patriarch Abraham   C.2600 BCE

Sumerian Standard of Ur (war side) from Sumerian holy city Ur, hometown of Patriarch Abraham BCE

Standard of Ur (front & back)  2600 BCE  unknown artist  Mesopotamian  Sumerian  wood, inland shell

Standard of Ur c. Wood, shell, lapis lazuli, and red limestone. One side represents peace, the other war.

Once the fertile Mesopotamian valley, the Middle East shelters remains of ancient cultures. In part 1, discover how the settling of nomads brought about the birth of civilization, the Sumerians, and the Iron Age.

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Sumerian Art: The Warka Vase

Introduction to the History of Art: Sumerian Art: The Warka Vase

Four Thousand Year Old Chariots Found in Kurgan in South Caucasus in Georgia. Img: The Standard of Ur (detail) 2600 BC.British Museum.

Sumerian war chariot used donkeys on war.

Lira - Pu Abi

Additional photos of artifacts from Sumer, Elam and Assyria

Reconstruction of King Nebuchadnezzar II inscription

Image Gallery: Ancient Middle-Eastern Texts

Marduk & his 7 story ziggourat - house, mud brick-built mountains / houses / temples of the gods, originally built by the giant alien gods, & then later repaired by the earthlings

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Rings for reins for Sumerian war charriot

Attendant from the Great Death Pit

Dissecting Mesopotamian Jewelry

A female attendant found in the Great Death Pit at the Royal Tombs at Ur. Often mistaken for Queen Pu-abi because of all the jewelry, this attendant is one of 26 others found wearing such adornments.

Egípcios - Introdução - YouTube

Egípcios - Introdução - YouTube

Frise des lions  Epoque achéménide Règne de Darius Ier, vers 510 avant J.-C.  Suse, cour orientale du Palais de Darius Ier Briques siliceuses à glaçure

Frise des lions Epoque achéménide Règne de Darius Ier, vers 510 avant J.-C. Suse, cour orientale du Palais de Darius Ier Briques siliceuses à glaçure

Lyre of Queen Puabi of Ur, c2700 BCE 15" tall, wood, gold, lapis lazuli, and shell Mesopotamian (Sumerian) The title of this work is open to a bit of debate.  Gardner's Art Through the Ages refers to this work as the "Bull headed lyre from the tomb of Puabi, Royal cemetery."  Stokstad refers to it as "Bull Lyre from the tomb of King Abargi."

Lyre of Queen Puabi of Ur, c2700 BCE 15" tall, wood, gold, lapis lazuli, and shell Mesopotamian (Sumerian) The title of this work is open to a bit of debate. Gardner's Art Through the Ages refers to this work as the "Bull headed lyre from the tomb of Puabi, Royal cemetery." Stokstad refers to it as "Bull Lyre from the tomb of King Abargi."

MESOPOTAMIA-SUMERIA:La Pintura y la Guerra. Sursumkorda in memoriam

Nabonidus: Last King of Babylon , Roger Payne

Carro a due ruote da Tell Agrab

Chariot model, Tell Agrab (near Eshnunna), Early Dynastic period, c.

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