Fired clay brick from the ziggurat at Ur; cuneiform inscription stamped on face with two accidentally impressed dog’s paw-marks near one edge, ca. 2112–2095 BCE [OS][750×741]

Fired clay brick from the ziggurat at Ur; cuneiform inscription stamped on face with two accidentally impressed dog’s paw-marks near one edge, ca. 2112–2095 BCE [OS][750×741]

Tiny bull figurine/amulet (bitumen and thin layer of gold) from Royal Cemetery at Ur 2500 – 2400. Beard hang on the strings. X ray photo in the comment[1600×1528]

Tiny bull figurine/amulet (bitumen and thin layer of gold) from Royal Cemetery at Ur 2500 – 2400. Beard hang on the strings. X ray photo in the comment[1600×1528]

The Standard of Ur. A trapezoidal wooden box of unknown purpose, inlaid with mosaics of lapis lazuli, shell and red limestone, depicting scenes of wartime and peacetime. 26th century BC. [750×446]

The Standard of Ur. A trapezoidal wooden box of unknown purpose, inlaid with mosaics of lapis lazuli, shell and red limestone, depicting scenes of wartime and peacetime. 26th century BC. [750×446]