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SCARAB RING The gold ring with a small scarab of lapis lazuli was found in chamber 2 of the royal tomb. The beetle served as a stamp seal: its flat underbelly is engraved with a triple braid, a typical motif of ancient Syria. 0.87" across, 18th–16th century BC http://www.marcsteinmetz.com/pages/qatna/funde/eqatna_funde11.html

SCARAB RING The gold ring with a small scarab of lapis lazuli was found in chamber 2 of the royal tomb. The beetle served as a stamp seal: its flat underbelly is engraved with a triple braid, a typical motif of ancient Syria. 0.87" across, 18th–16th century BC http://www.marcsteinmetz.com/pages/qatna/funde/eqatna_funde11.html

Mummies are full of ancient mystery and information. This infographic provides fun facts about mummies.

If you are curious about mummy facts, you can read the whole post below. Mummy can be found not only in Egypt but also in Asia. But most people always associate mummy with Egypt since there are many m

Old Elamite Period (2700-1600 BC) - Silver cup from Marvdasht, Fars, with linear-Elamite inscription on it. Late 3rd Millennium BC. National Museum of Iran.

Old Elamite Period BC) - Silver cup from Marvdasht, Fars, with linear-Elamite inscription on it. National Museum of Iran.

Silver Lion Head  --  Circa 2650-2550 BCE  --  Excavated from the Royals Tombs at Ur  --  Silver, lapis lazuli & shell  --  Belonging to the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

Silver Lion Head -- Circa BCE -- Excavated from the Royals Tombs at Ur -- Silver, lapis lazuli & shell -- Belonging to the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

Golden duck heads found in a 3500 year old burial tomb in Syria: "The burial chamber was found in the Bronze Age city of Qatna, one of the most important kingdoms in ancient Syria. At its height, Qatna was home to some 20,000 and a major trading crossroads from Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean and from Anatolia to Egypt. Qatna's enemies burned down the city in 1340 B.C."

Golden duck heads found in the Bronze Age city of Qatna, one of the most important kingdoms in ancient Syria.

Cuneiform, 3000 BCE    Cuneiform writing from 3000 BC  (Louve)

Cuneiform writing from 3000 BC Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerian's of Mesopotamia c. It is considered the most significant among the many cultural contributions of the Sumerian's

Standard of Ur- Both sides- Sumerian

Standard of Ur c. Wood, shell, lapis lazuli, and red limestone. One side represents peace, the other war.

Gold bracelets from a tomb at the ancient city of Nimrud, in Iraq. 
Nimrud was the capital of Ashurnasirpal II, an Assyrian king of the 9th century BCE.

kriemhildsrevenge: “Gold bracelets from a tomb at the ancient city of Nimrud, in Iraq. Nimrud was the capital of Ashurnasirpal II, an Assyrian king of the century BC ”

Ancient Babylonian Gold Lion-Head Spiral Earrings

Ancient Babylonian Gold Lion-Head Spiral Earrings wouldn't want to stuff in an ear hole, but look at the detail on the goldwork!

Tête sculptée représentant Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was a hero of Sumerian, Hittite, Akkadian and Assyrian legend. He was one-third mortal and two-thirds divine. Gilgamesh was Lord of the Sumerian city of Uruk.( The Epic of Gilgamesh )

Conical-shaped pendant from Ugarit (15th-13th centuryBC) Louvre Museum

Conical-shaped Het-Heru (Hathor) pendant from Ugarit, century BCE, Louvre Museum

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