Side View, Gold Earrings, Ur III

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 October 2017
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These are the upper surfaces of both earrings, with their concavity facing right. Note that the cuneiform signs are identical on the corresponding sides. 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2017, October 20). Side View, Gold Earrings, Ur III. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7473/side-view-gold-earrings-ur-iii/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Side View, Gold Earrings, Ur III." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 20, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7473/side-view-gold-earrings-ur-iii/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Side View, Gold Earrings, Ur III." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Oct 2017. Web. 27 Nov 2021.

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