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2/1/11 Tell-el-Ubaid: Temple of Ninhursag, with lion-headed eagle Imdugud --- Ur: Royal Cemetary --- Queen Pu-abi (ex. Shubad) --- Prince Mes-Kalam-dug Temple of Tell-el-Ubaid o Dedicated to Ninhursag Mother Goddess Wife and mother of chief god o Over doorway showed lion-headed eagle Imdugud Flanked by two stags All three stare straight out at viewer Fuses good aspects of two animals Royal Cemetary of Ur o Subterranean tombs made of mud-brick o Downward sloping entrance o After a burial the temple would be buried and completely out of sight o Deceased person took 58 people with him to the afterlife They probably knew what was happening No signs of damage to the skull etc Most likely took poison Common to take court and attendants with you in Ur o Tomb of Queen Pu-abi Found unlooted Cylinder seal buried with her displays her name Contained significant amount of gold Signifies they had a lot of money/could afford to take it with you
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