Cylinder Seals

From the tomb of Queen Puabi (PG 800). Ur (present-day Muqaiyir, Iraq). c. 2600-2500 BCE. Lapis lazuri, height 1 9/9/16″ (4 centimeters). University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia.

 

 

Khan Academy Article

Cylinder Seals

 

BBC News Article

Museum of Lost Objects: Looted Sumerian Seal

 

Ancient History Encyclopedia Article

Cylinder Seals in Ancient  Mesopotamia – Their History and Significance

 

Ancient Code Article

The mark of history: The incredible ancient Sumerian cylinder seals

This Ancient Sumerian Cylinder Seal is said to depict 12 planets in our Solar System

 

Getty Museum

Writing Cuneiform