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Decorated Weight from Ur  Although found in the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur, this object, which is possibly a weight, was made in southeast Iran in antiquity. Made of a gray stone, such as schist or shale, the object is decorated in eight compartments with eyes and rosettes, while the handle is an imitation of basketry with further ornamental details.  Early Dynastic III (c. 2600-2400 BCE), Ur.

Decorated Weight from Ur Although found in the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur, this object, which is possibly a weight, was made in southeast Iran in antiquity. Made of a gray stone, such as schist or shale, the object is decorated in eight compartments with eyes and rosettes, while the handle is an imitation of basketry with further ornamental details. Early Dynastic III (c. 2600-2400 BCE), Ur.

Assyrian Treasures from the city of Kalhu(Nimrud)    Find Gold ornaments in Queen tombs - Golden Earnings    The Iraqi Museum - Baghdad

Assyrian Treasures from the city of Kalhu(Nimrud) Find Gold ornaments in Queen tombs - Golden Earnings The Iraqi Museum - Baghdad

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Below, we have a golden plague displaying Amenemhat IV offering Atum ointment. The plague is said to be likely from Byblos, which lay in what is now part of modern Lebanon. It supposedly dates back to the 12 Dynasty era, ca. 1795 BC, courtesy the British Museum...

Below, we have a golden plague displaying Amenemhat IV offering Atum ointment. The plague is said to be likely from Byblos, which lay in what is now part of modern Lebanon. It supposedly dates back to the 12 Dynasty era, ca. 1795 BC, courtesy the British Museum...

Saka Gold. The Saka were a Scythian tribe or group of tribes of Iranian origin. Greek and Latin texts suggest that the term Scythians referred to Iranian tribes from the much more extensive region of Scythia, which included parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Saka Gold. The Saka were a Scythian tribe or group of tribes of Iranian origin. Greek and Latin texts suggest that the term Scythians referred to Iranian tribes from the much more extensive region of Scythia, which included parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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