A golden sprouted cup buried with Queen Puabi of Ur, c 2500 BCE. It was most likely used for drinking beer.

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The flattened skull and jewelry of Queen Puabi just as it was found in her tomb at Ur in Sumeria

Cup found in Puabi's death pit at Ur, 2112 - 2095 BC

Queen Ankesenamun's figure as a goddess guarding.

Papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's Odyssey, Early Hellenistic, 285–250 BCE Greek, Ptolemaic

Hittite silver ceremonial drinking vessel in shape of fist (14th century BCE). Along the cuff is inlaid a procession of musicians. On display at MFA, Boston

This cup once belonged to Queen Anne Boleyn. The church that currently holds the cup, St. John the Baptist in Cirencester, states that it was given by the Queen to Dr. Richard Masters, a physician, who cared for the Princess Elizabeth. He later, in 1561, gave the cup to the church. It is silver gilt adorned with Anne's Royal Falcon. It was once part of her large collection of gold and silver plate.

Bull's Head Cup Greek from the eastern Mediterranean 100 BCE-100 CE Silver and Gold

The Goddess Inanna in breast-offering pose. As early as 3500 BCE. Inanna was worshiped as the great Goddess of Sumeria. Also known as Queen of Heaven and Earth, Priestess of Heaven, Light of the World, First Daughter of the Moon, Righteous Justice, Holy Shepherdess, and Loud Thundering Storm.

Ceiling at Dendera Temple, Egypt

An Amarna period alabaster canopic jar thought to depict a likeness of ancient Egyptian Queen Kiya, one of the lesser wives of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Little is known about her, and her actions and roles are poorly documented in the historical record. She disappears from history a few years before her royal husband’s death. In previous years, she was thought to be mother of Tutankhamun, but recent DNA evidence suggests this is unlikely. Amarna Kiya canope, KV 55, Egyptian Museum.

The King and Queen of Bhutan will out-smolder us all!

Bowl with figure of horse and rider | Thracian,from Rogozon treasure

Baboon with a wedjet eye, Dynasty 26 (ca. 688–525 B.C.) Egyptian Faience

Ram's Head, Detail Thracian,from Rogozon treasusre

Northwestern Iranian Gold Cup with Horned Animals, Marlik 2000 BC

Instructions of Shuruppak dating back to 3,000 BCE. This is one of the oldest known works of literature in human history. The Instructions contain precepts that reflect those later included in the Ten Commandments and other sayings that are reflected in the biblical Book of Proverbs. Translation here: http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section5/tr561.htm

Gudea. King of Lagash. #mesopotamia #history