Crushed Skull and Headdress from Ur

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 July 2014

This crushed skull and its surrounding elaborate headdress was excavated (en bloc) from one of the royal cemeteries at Ur, the Great Death-Pit. This is a head of one of queen/princess Pu'Abi's female attendants. Early dynastic period, circa 2600 BCE. From Ur, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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