British Museum, London, England
The British Museum, arguably the best collection of human culture artefacts in the world. It’s free of charge, in central London.
Part of the ancient mid-east zone.
Mummy caskets in the outstanding Ancient Egypt collection.
Ram in a Thicket, Great Death Pit, Ur. 2, 500 BC.
This Ram, which is actually more likely to be a goat since they’re the animals that are better at climbing trees, is made from shells and gold leaf and was created by artisans in Ur, Sumer, south Mesopotamia (now Iraq). British Museum Room 56.
The Standard of Ur, 2500 BC.
The Standard is actually a hollow, decorated box, the true function of this ‘Standard’ is unknown. It was found in a royal tomb and shows scenes of both peace and war on either side, two aspects of a Sumerian king’s duties. The King is visible top left, the largest figure, attending a religious ritual banquet. Origin: Sumer, Mesopotamia (Iraq). British Museum Room 56.
Men observed by gods, or more specifically one goddess four times, Sakhmet in black granite. Created around 1400 BC and found at the Temple of Mut in Karnak, Luxor, Egypt. Egyptian gods bas relief including Sakhmet seen in Luxor.