Here are some photos of various Sumerian objects at the British Museum which I found interesting and inspiring on our visit there. The most famous of these objects are from the 'royal tombs' of Ur excavated by Leonard Woolley in 1927-32 and dating around c.2800-2370 BC. Apologies for the reflections in some of the photos!
|Diorite statue of Gudea, ruler of Lagash c.2120 - 2100 BC|
|The Standard of Ur c.2600 BC - 'Peace and prosperity' panel|
|The Standard of Ur c.2600 BC - War panel|
|The 'Ram in the thicket' c.2600 BC|
|Sumerian boardgame from the Royal Cemetry at Ur c.2600 BC - looks a bit like a Saga battle board!|
|'The Queen of the Night' - Babylonian Goddess of the Underworld 1800-1750 BC|