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THE ROYAL STANDARD of Ur. This object was found by Sir Leonard Wooley in one of the largest graves (PG 779) in the Royal Cemetery of Ur. This object was found by Sir Leonard Wooley in one of the largest graves (PG 779) in the Royal Cemetery of Ur.

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THE

ROYAL

STANDARD

of

Ur

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This object was found

by Sir Leonard Wooley

in one of the largest

graves (PG 779) in the

Royal Cemeteryof Ur.

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This object was found

by Sir Leonard Wooley

in one of the largest

graves (PG 779) in the

Royal Cemeteryof Ur.

It was lying in the corner

above the right shoulder of a man.

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This object was found

by Sir Leonard Wooley

in one of the largest

graves (PG 779) in the

Royal Cemeteryof Ur.

It was lying in the corner

above the right shoulder of a man.

Woolley imagined that it was carried on a pole as a standard, hence

its common name.

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This object was found

by Sir Leonard Wooley

in one of the largest

graves (PG 779) in the

Royal Cemeteryof Ur.

It was lying in the corner

above the right shoulder of a man.

Woolley imagined that it was carried on a pole as a standard, hence

its common name.

Another theory suggests that it formed the soundbox of a musical instrument.

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This object was found

by Sir Leonard Wooley

in one of the largest

graves (PG 779) in the

Royal Cemeteryof Ur.

It was lying in the corner

above the right shoulder of a man.

Woolley imagined that it was carried on a pole as a standard, hence

its common name.

Another theory suggests that it formed the soundbox of a musical instrument.

It actual real use and purpose is unknown.

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The two

main panels

of the Standards are known

as “War” and “Peace”.

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The most important person, probably the ruler,

is at the center of the top row.

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The most important person, probably the ruler,

is at the center of the top row.

His importance is shown by his being taller than the rest of the figures.

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Behind the ruler, is his chariot,

drawn by four wild asses (onagers)

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Behind the ruler, is his chariot,

drawn by four wild asses (onagers)

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In the second row is a group of almost identical armed soldiers and

soldiers in a variety of poses dispatching enemies and leading off prisoners.

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In the second row is a group of almost identical armed soldiers and

soldiers in a variety of poses dispatching enemies and leading off prisoners.

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The third row shows the ruler’s chariots.

Each chariot carries a driver and a warrior and is drawn by four wild asses (onagers).

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Movement is depicted by the changing gait of the animals.

Those on the left are walking; the next group is cantering,

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Movement is depicted by the changing gait of the animals.

Those on the left are walking; the next group is cantering, and the final chariot is at full gallop.

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The more rapidly moving chariots all show

naked and dead enemy being run over.

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The more rapidly moving chariots all show

naked and dead enemy being run over.

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The more rapidly moving chariots all show

naked and dead enemy being run over.

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The more rapidly moving chariots all show

naked and dead enemy being run over.

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The “Peace” side of the Standard of Ur

is much more peaceful and serene.

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The main figure of the banquet is joined by six other participants, each holding a cup in the right hand.
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The main figure of the banquet is joined by six other participants, each holding a cup in the right hand.
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Three standing attendants

serve at the banquet.

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Three standing attendants

serve at the banquet.

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The other two rows depict a “parade” of the richness of Mesopotamia (the land of the land of Sumer and Akkad), with Sumerians and representatives from other regions leading bulls and other animals and carrying fish and produce.
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The Standard today

is in the British Museum

in London, England.

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