Puabi's Belt of Gold, Lapis Lazuli, and Carnelian Beads

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 February 2018
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This is a group of barrel-shaped beads of bitumen overlaid with four gold, four lapis lazuli, and two faceted cornelian beads. This jewellery was found by Puabi's thighs inside her grave, which might possibly have formed part of her belt. Puabi was a Semitic Akkadian woman from Ur, c. 2600 BCE, possibly a queen or priestess. 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, February 23). Puabi's Belt of Gold, Lapis Lazuli, and Carnelian Beads. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8108/puabis-belt-of-gold-lapis-lazuli-and-carnelian-bea/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Puabi's Belt of Gold, Lapis Lazuli, and Carnelian Beads." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 23, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8108/puabis-belt-of-gold-lapis-lazuli-and-carnelian-bea/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Puabi's Belt of Gold, Lapis Lazuli, and Carnelian Beads." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Feb 2018. Web. 19 Oct 2021.