White limestone, 23x26cm, 2500BCE, Ur, Iraq; British Museum, London
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One of the fascinating things about researching such old works of art is what you learn about ancient history and geography. Before reading about this plaque I had heard of Mesopotamia, but couldn’t place it on a map, and I am not sure if I had even heard of Ur. Now thanks to a visit to the British Museum and this small plaque I know now a lot more about both places.