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The Mythical Dilmun and The Island of the Dead | Ancient Origins

The Mythical Dilmun and The Island of the Dead | Ancient Origins

An Assyrian bas-relief showing a man traversing a waterway with a breathing…

An Assyrian bas-relief showing a man traversing a waterway with a breathing…

This idol in the form of a lock or handbag was likely carried to indicate that the bearer was of high office.  This extraordinary example was found originally in several pieces.  The idol is carved from grey chlorite and measures approximately 27 cm in width.  One side bears two pairs of birds of prey, and the other side bears two tethered bulls facing each other.

This idol in the form of a lock or handbag was likely carried to indicate that the bearer was of high office. This extraordinary example was found originally in several pieces. The idol is carved from grey chlorite and measures approximately 27 cm in width. One side bears two pairs of birds of prey, and the other side bears two tethered bulls facing each other.

Sumerian stone bag decorated with the eyes to ward evil and eight-pointed star rosettes a symbol of both Inanna and Biblical Solomon that were so meaningful to Sumerians.

Sumerian stone bag decorated with the eyes to ward evil and eight-pointed star rosettes a symbol of both Inanna and Biblical Solomon that were so meaningful to Sumerians.

3rd Year Anniversary - Unravelling Ancient Mysteries FREE Ebook | Ancient Origins

3rd Year Anniversary - Unravelling Ancient Mysteries FREE Ebook | Ancient Origins

The life expectancy myth, and why many ancient humans lived long healthy lives | Ancient Origins

The life expectancy myth, and why many ancient humans lived long healthy lives | Ancient Origins

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.

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