Queen Puabi and the Royal Tombs of Ur
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424 Price: Free
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Dr. Jane Hickman of the University of Pennsylvania returns to the NAC to present a talk on the tomb of Queen Puabi of Ur and discuss reasons individuals through time and across continents have adorned themselves. Excavated in the 1920s by renowned archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley, the royal cemetery dates to circa 2500 BCE, a few hundred years before the birth of biblical Abraham in that Mesopotamian city. Some of the ancient world’s most fascinating jewelery and decorative metalwork were unearthed in the famous “Death Pit,” where Queen Puabi’s fabulous treasures were discovered. These finds exemplify the Sumerian interest in gold, silver, lapis lazuli, and carnelian.Buy tickets/get more info now