Inlaid Plaques from Ur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 September 2016

These 2 plaques were inlaid with shell, lapiz lazuli, mother-of-pearl, and limestone red stone. Excavated by Sir Henry Layard for the Department of Antiquities in Iraq. These plaques were part of the objects allotted to the British Museum from the Ur excavations, season 1928-1929. Early Dynastic Period, 2600-2500 BCE. From Ur, Sumer, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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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