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Cuneiform writing from 3000 BC Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerian's of Mesopotamia c. It is considered the most significant among the many cultural contributions of the Sumerian's

Kudurra (boundary stones) are the most recognizable items of the Kassite era. Kudurra of King Melisipak: on the left - a charter for the possession of the land of Hunnubat-Nanaye, the daughter of the king; on the right - the immunity certificate given to the son and the heir - Marduk-apla-iddinu. The Louvre. Babylon

Kudurra (boundary stones) are the most recognizable items of the Kassite era. Kudurra of King Melisipak: on the left - a charter for the possession of the land of Hunnubat-Nanaye, the daughter of the king; on the right - the immunity certificate given to the son and the heir - Marduk-apla-iddinu. The Louvre. Babylon

Detail from the Standard of Ur. From Ur, southern Iraq, about 2600-2400 BC

The Standard of Ur is actually a hollow box decorated with mosaics of lapus lazuli red limestone and shell set in bitumen Sumerian century BCE

Shell plaque of a Sumerian soldier with a battleaxe. This plaque, in the Louvre, is from the city of Mari, and is dated 2500 B.C., the same time period as the Royal Tombs of Ur

Weapons from The Royal Tombs of Ur. Shell plaque of a Sumerian soldier with a battleaxe. This plaque, in the Louvre, is from the city of Mari, and is dated 2500 B., the same time period as the Royal Tombs of Ur.

Human-headed winged bull (Lamassu) Assyrian

Human-headed winged bull (Lamassu) Assyrian ~ B. (Neo–Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II) Location: Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia Medium: Alabaster (gypsum)

Thrace.Roman period. Two-color intaglio with an image of seahorse, III century AD. National Institute of Archaeology at BIAS, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Thrace.Roman period. Two-color intaglio with an image of seahorse, III century AD. National Institute of Archaeology at BIAS, Sofia, Bulgaria.