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

    history of drinking cup - Google Search

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


    Northwestern Iranian Gold Cup with Horned Animals, Marlik 2000 BC

    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.

    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: etcsl.orinst.ox.a...

    Ram's Head, Detail Thracian,from Rogozon treasusre

    one of the earliest forms of writing - Sumerian account of grain, bread, beer, butter and oil. 3,200 BCE

    Silver cup from Marv Dasht, Fars, with linear-Elamite inscription on it. Late 3rd Millennium BC. National Museum of Iran.

    History of Ancient Egypt. ~ (This is helpful. I sure can't keep track.)

    A piece of Etruscan gold jewelry. Gold jewelry was common during the time of the Etruscans in Roman history as they were a wealthy people.

    Mesopotamian sarcophagus

    Stem Cup Period: Period of Tibetan Empire Date: 7th–9th century Culture: China (Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Central Asia) Medium: Gold with repoussé decoration

    Bronze Animal Figure, Harappan Civilization, 2500 - 2000 BCE

    Huastec Corn Mother, Veracruz, Mexico. Photo from Max Dashu, Suppressed Histories Archives

    Painted unbaked clay statue of a god Old Babylonian 1800-1750 BCE from a shrine at Ur

    Communal Water Cup

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

    Terracotta plaque of a magical spirit with water flowing inexhaustibly from a vase. Old Babylonian 2000-1750 BCE from Ur

    Elamite Worshipper (Golden); Susa, Iran; 12th century BCE