Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Sumerian Dagger
Dated: 2600 - 2400 BC
A dagger and sheath from the Royal Cemetery at Ur. Now located in the National Museum of Iraq.
Sidenotes:
Ur (Sumerian: Urim; Akkadian: Uru) was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar in Iraq’s Dhi Qar Governorate. 
Once a coastal city near the mouth of the Euphrates on the Persian Gulf, Ur is now well inland, south of the Euphrates on its right bank, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Nasiriyah.

Source: InanaArt
Suggested by: elin-the-paladin

Sumerian Dagger

  • Dated: 2600 - 2400 BC

A dagger and sheath from the Royal Cemetery at Ur. Now located in the National Museum of Iraq.

Sidenotes:

  • Ur (Sumerian: Urim; Akkadian: Uru) was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar in Iraq’s Dhi Qar Governorate. 
  • Once a coastal city near the mouth of the Euphrates on the Persian Gulf, Ur is now well inland, south of the Euphrates on its right bank, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Nasiriyah.

Source: InanaArt

Suggested by: elin-the-paladin

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