MP3: AHOW: 012 Standard of Ur 2 Feb 2010

02.02.2010

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AHOW: 012 Standard of Ur 2 Feb 2010 MP3

A set of mosaic scenes, mounted on a single box, show powerful images of battle and regal life. The Standard of Ur was found nearly 100 years ago at a royal burial site in the city of Ur, in southern Iraq, and remains remarkably well preserved given its 4,500-year-old history. Uncovered with magnificent gold and silver jewellery at the heart of one of the first great civilisations in the world, what can it tell us ab... Source: bbc.co.uk

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