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Cylinder Seal of Queen Puabi


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 22 February 2018
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This seal was found by Puabi's right arm inside her grave. The seal depicts a banquet/feast scene, in two horizontal registers; one of the typical themes of the Early Dynastic III seals. The upper register depicts a seated female figure, which might Puabi herself. Early Dynastic Period, circa 2600 BCE. From the Royal Cemetery at Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Part of objects allotted to the British Museum from Ur excavation season 1927-1928 CE.(The British Museum, London).

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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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