Uruk (present day Al-Muthannā), Iraq
Necklace from Assyrian Ashur. Tomb 45
There is something about ancient Mesopotamian jewelry that sets it apart from any other in antiquity. That something is more than just a distinct style or taste. Mesopotamian jewelry was a large artery in the anatomy of each civilization that rose in the land between the two rivers, and its story is one worth reading.
Read more: Dissecting Mesopotamian Jewelry
Ancient Assur 1994
Fragments of chariot decorations, bronze, silver and gold rings, from the Royal Tombs from Ur (Tell Muqqayir); ca. 2600 B.C.
[Iraq National Museum]
The city of Nineveh
A game in the Northwest Palace of the city of Nimrud.