helmet of Meskalamdug
Posted February 25th, 2012 at 07:51 PM by okamido
The golden helmet of Meskalamdug, an early Ensi (ruler) or Ur. It was discovered in the tomb of the aformentioned ruler in 1924.
Sargon the Great, also the King of Kish, wearing a very similar helmet.
A stone sculpture of the helmet/ crown that dates to around 2500 bce. The thinking is that this was for the third known King of Kish, Eannatum.
A modern reconstruction of tomb P755, thought to contain the remains of the grandson of Meskalamdug, where the helmet/ crown was recovered. Note the helmet to the side of the skull.
With thanks to the Sumerian Shekespeare: http://sumerianshakespeare.com/172601.html
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