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17 Cards in this Set

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Mesopotamia, Uruk
Uruk period c. 3500 BC
Structure support and decoration
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
cone mosaics
Mesopotamia, Uruk
Uruk period, 3500-3000 BC
Fertility festivals, association with Inanna
Iraq Museum, Baghdad
Uruk vase
Uruk period c.3500-3000 BC
Stone and polished brick
White Temple
Tell Asmar, Sumarian
Early dynastic c. 2800-2300 BC
Limestone, alabaster, and gypsum
Possibly representations of wealthy worshipers
Abu temple votive figures
Ur, Sumeria (from tomb of Queen Puabi)
Early dynastic c. 2685 BC
Wood with inlaid gold, lapis lazuli, and shell
Musical instrument
University Museum Pennsylvania U. Philidelphia
Lyre sound box
From Ninevah, Iraq - Akkadian
Akkad c. 2300 BC
May be portrait of Sargon I founder of Akkadian dynasty
Museum of Antiquities, Baghdad
Head of an Akkadian Ruler
Akkadian from Susa
Akkad c. 2254-2218 BC
Pink sandstone
Marks Akkadian victory
Victory stele of Naram-Sin
Sumerian- Lagash, Iraq
Neo-Sumerian c. 2100 BC
Honor Gudea, leader of Lagash
body of Gudea
Sumerian- Ur
Neo-Sumerian c. 2100-2050
Mud brick
Nanna Ziggurat
Amorites- From Susa, capital of Elam (Iran)
Babylon c.1792-1750 BC
Inscribed with law code of Hammurabi
Louvre, Paris
Stele of Hammurabi
King Assurnasirpal II
From Nimrud, Iraq/ Assyrian
c. 883- 859 BC
British Museum, London
King Assurnasirpal II Hunting Lions
Nimrud, Iraq/ Assyrian
Assyria c. 883-859 BC
Alabaster relief
British Museum, London
Low relief of King Assurnasirpal II in a chariot
Dying Lioness
Ninaveh, Assyrian
Assyria c. 668-627 BC
Alabaster relief
British Museum, London
Detail of the Great Lion Hunt
Lamassu gateway from Sargon II palace
Assyria c. 720 BC
Louvre, Paris
Ishtar Gate
Neo- Babylonian, c.575 BC
Glazed brick
Staatlich Museen, Berlin
Apadana, Persepolis
Persian, c. 500 BC
Used as an audience hall
Temple with low relief sculpture
City attacked with a battering ram.
Low relief sculpture from palace of Assurnasirpal II
Assyria, c.883-859 BC
Alabaster relief
British Museum, London