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The city of Eridu (now called Tell Abu Shahrain) is located about 22 km south of Nasiriya in Iraq, and is one of the earliest settlements on our planet.

Pink-buff limestone, Ur III Period, Reign of Ur-Namma, ca. 2097-2080 B.C.E., From Mesopotamia, Ur  The stele of Ur-Namma is the only monumental surviving work of art from the Ur III period. The stele was once more than ten feet high and had on each side five registers of relief scenes illustrating aspects of kingship.

Pink-buff limestone, Ur III Period, Reign of Ur-Namma, ca. 2097-2080 B.C.E., From Mesopotamia, Ur The stele of Ur-Namma is the only monumental surviving work of art from the Ur III period. The stele was once more than ten feet high and had on each side five registers of relief scenes illustrating aspects of kingship.

Foundation figure of king Shulgi of Ur, carrying a basket, Ur III, ca. 2094-2047 BCE, Mesopotamia, Neo-Sumerian, copper.

Foundation figure of king Shulgi of Ur (Iraq), carrying a basket - Period: Ur III Date: ca.

Map of the Ur III state (brown) and its influence sphere (red)

History of Mesopotamia - Map of the Akkadian Empire (brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows)

Foundation figure in the form of a peg surmounted by the bust of King Ur-Namma (Neo-Sumerian, Ur III period, reign of Ur-Namma, 2112–2094 BCE), copper alloy. Inscribed in Sumerian: “To Inanna the lady of Eanna, his lady, Ur-Namma the mighty king, King of Ur, King of Sumer and Akkad, her temple he built, to its place he restored it” (courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art) Installation view of 'Founding Figures: Copper Sculpture from Ancient Mesopotamia, ca. 3300–2000 B.C.' at the Morgan…

Foundation figure of Ur-Namma holding a basket Period:Ur III Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Neo-Sumerian Medium:Copper alloy Dimensions:H.

Necklace of gold leaf from Ur, Iraq. Sumerian civilization, Early Dynastic period III, 3rd Millennium BC. Artwork-location: Bagdad, National Iraq Museum (Archaeological Museum)

(Millennium Oldest Gold) Sumerian Necklace of Gold leaf from Ur, Iraq. ca Millennium BCE.

Jewelry from The Royal Tombs of Ur.  Necklace: Gold, carnelian, jasper, and marble. It looks very modern.

Jewelry from The Royal Tombs of Ur Necklace: Gold, carnelian, jasper, and marble. See alternative view of this necklace (with a different arrangement of the beads) along with two similar necklaces.

headdress, gold, lapis lazuli, and carnelian, Sumerian (Early Dynastic III), ca. 2600 BCE  | The National Museum of Iraq - Baghdad"

до н. Ur Royal Golden Jewels National Museum of Iraq, Baghdad и золотые серьги Шумер

Amazing piece...bronze head of a king, most likely Sargon of Akkad but possibly Naram-Sin. Unearthed in Nineveh (now in Iraq), Akkadian period, c. 2300 BC. In the Iraqi Museum, Baghdad.

Anything that might be Sargon is okay in my book. Bronze head of a king, most likely Sargon of Akkad but possibly Naram-Sin. Unearthed in Nineveh (now in Iraq), Akkadian period, c. In the Iraqi Museum, Baghdad.

Foundation figure of King Ur-Namma (Neo-Sumerian, Ur III period, reign of Ur-Namma, 2112–2094 BCE), copper alloy. Inscribed in Sumerian: "Ur-Namma, King of Ur, King of Sumer and Akkad, who built the temple of Enlil" (courtesy the Morgan Library & Museum)

The ten statues in Founding Figures: Copper Sculpture from Ancient Mesopotamia, ca. BC at the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan were never meant for our eyes.

Choker, 2500–2400 B.C.; Early Dynastic Ur III period.    The National Museum of Iraq - Baghdad

Gold and Lapis Lazuli Beads worn by Queen Pu'abi (of Ur, in Sumeria, c. 2500 BC) and her attendants.

Statue fragment beariing incised cuneiform inscription of Amar-Sin.  Period: Ur III

Statue fragment beariing incised cuneiform inscription of Amar-Sin Period:Ur III Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Neo-Sumerian Medium:Marble, black in.

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