Sumerian alabaster statue of a worshiper wearing a calf-length woolen skirt with layers of tufted borders, the hands gathered together in an attitude of devotion, with cuneiform inscriptions on the back of the base. 2500 BC
Monuments of Nineveh; including bas-reliefs from the palace of Sennacherib and bronzes from the ruins of Nimroud. From drawings made on the spot, during a second expedition to Assyria, by Austen Henry Layard, M.P.
Gold drinking cup. From Ur, southern Iraq. About 2600-2400 BC. gold cup, one of four vessels found on the floor of the pit of the Queen's Grave in the Royal Cemetery at Ur. They were lying alongside the sacrificial victims.
A fragment of the Stele of Ur-Nammu from the ancient city of Ur in Southern Mesopotamia depicting the Sumerian god Nanna (the Moon God) bestowing the symbols of kingship: the rod and ring. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.
Ur, Iraq “Ur of the Chaldeans,” city in Mesopotamia where Abraham’s brother Haran an likely he was born. (Ge 11:28; Ac 7:2, 4) Jehovah appeared to Abraham and directed him to leave Ur. Ge 11:31; 12:1; Ne 9:7 Ur is identified with Muqaiyir, which is W at present of the Euphrates and some 150 mi SE of Babylon. Ruins cover an area about 3,000 by 2,400 ft. a center of worship of moon god Nanna or Sin. at present the Euphrates runs about 10mi E, in ancient times ran W of the city. it-2 p1141…
Inlaid silver cosmetic box lid (Height: 3.5 cm; Diameter: 6.4 cm) of silver, lapis lazuli and shell, carved from a single piece of shell. The lid depicts a lion attacking a sheep or goat. Found in Queen Puabi's tomb, in the Royal Cemetery of Ur, ca 2550 BCE.