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"Royal Standard of Ur" - Mosaic With Sumer Images

Image of the "Battle Standard of Ur," or the "Royal Standard of Ur" is a Sumerian artifact excavated from what had been the Royal Cemetery in the ancient city of Ur (located in modern-day Iraq, south of Baghdad).  It is approximately 4,500 years old.

This image depicts the "war side" (as opposed to the "peace side") of the standard.  The mosaic, now on display in the British Museum in its reconstructed form, is made of bitumen, lapis lazuli, red limestone and shell.  Scholars believe it was created in approximately 2600 BC.

Click on the image for a much-better view.


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Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

 

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