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A History of the World in 100 Objects
One of the earliest known stringed instruments, this lyre is one of two found by Leonard Woolley in the grave of Queen Puabi when he excavated the 'Royal Cemetery' of Ur. Amongst the world's earliest cities, Ur was connected by trade with a much wider ...
The Glam-Ur-ous Life: Archaeology and Modern Art
When British archaeologist Leonard Woolley discovered in December 1927 the tomb of Puabi, the queen/priestess of the Sumerian city of Ur during the First Dynasty of Ur more than 4,000 years ago, the story rivaled that of Howard Carter's discovery of ...
Afterlives of Mesopotamian Artifacts, from Flapper Fashion to de Kooning
The most stunning of their findings was the tomb of Queen Puabi, and Woolley's wife Katherine envisioned a reconstruction of her headdress and diadem from the piles of lapis lazuli and carnelian beads in a style not dissimilar from the flapper headbands.
Ancient Egyptian queens & drag queens join P.M. @ Penn Museum
"Famous Queens of the Penn Museum" will highlight the powerful rulers that have walked this earth, from Cleopatra to Queen Puabi.
Artifacts of the Royal Cemetery of Ur
Figure Caption: Head of lion (Height: 11 cm; Width: 12 cm) made of silver, lapis lazuli and shell; one of a pair of protomes (animal-like adornments) found in the "death pit" which Woolley associated with Puabi's tomb chamber.

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