Cuneiform on Gold Earrings from Ur III

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 October 2017

Both earrings are placed in a mirror-image position, with the lower surfaces facing each other. Each earring is composed of nine lunar-shaped segments forming a flattened half- ball. The cuneiform signs run vertically from above downward, starting from the right end. A pair of gold earrings, 24 carats, approximately 48 grams. Gift from Shulgi to a chief of servants of a temple. The name of the goddess Mammetum appears. Exclusive photo. Ur III Period, reign of Shulgi, 2093-2046 BCE. Probably from Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraq).



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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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