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Império acadiano. Escudo do mar de um murex com o nome de Rimush , rei de Kish, ca. 2270 aC, Louvre , negociadas a partir da costa do Mediterrâneo, onde ele foi usado por cananeus para fazer uma tintura roxa.

Pendant amulet in the form of a bird / Mesopotamia / Sumerian / 2900-2350 BC

Sumerian Vessel stand with ibex support. Early Dynastic III, 2600–2350 B.C. Mesopotamia, IRAQ.

Queen's lyre, Sumerian, about 2600-2400 BC. Lapis lazuli, shell, red limestone, and gold.

Shell inlay: skirt-clad figure carrying fish, Early Dynastic III, ca. 2600-2350 BCE, Mesopotamia, Nippur, Sumerian.

Limestone recumbent bull figure, Tell Brak, Syria, Akkadian, c. 2300-2159 BCE. Eyes created with shell and bitumen inlay. Posture based on earlier Sumerian examples. Figure of human-headed bull is associated with sun god.

Bull’s head ornament for a lyre made of bronze with shell and lapis lazuli. From Ur’s Early Dynastic III Era (2600-2350 BC) in Mesopotamia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.

ALL MESOPOTAMIA: Photo: Sumerian copper bearded bull's head, inlaid eyes of lapis lazuli and shell

Map of the Akkadian Empire (brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows). 2334 BC - 2193 BC. 308,882 sq mi. After the fall of the Akkadian Empire, the Akkadian peoples of Mestopotamia eventually coalesced into two major Akkadian speaking nations; Assyria in the north, and a few centuries later, Babylonia in the south