Ancient Mesopotamia 3300-331 B.C.E.: Lifestyle and Recreation Research Article from World Eras

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The Royal Cemetery of Ur, which was excavated by Sir Leonard Woolley in the late 1920s, is a valuable source of information on Mesopotamian jewelry of the Early Dynastic period. Some of the most impressive objects were found in the tomb of queen Pu-abi (circa 2500 B.C.E.). She wore an elaborate headdress of long gold ribbons, wreaths of gold, carnelian, and lapis-lazuli beads, and a gold hair comb tipped with golden rosettes. Large gold crescent-shaped earrings were woven into her hair or wig near her ears. Fifty strands of strung carnelian, agate, lapis lazuli, silver, and gold beads may have been decorations on a cape. Around her waist was a broad belt of gold, carnelian, and lapis-lazuli beads. She wore ten gold rings on her fingers. Three lapis lazuli cylinder seals, one with the queen's name on it, lay near...

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