The Standard of Ur—Role of the King
Lecture no. 4 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Turn to the masterpieces of the ancient Sumerians in the city of Ur, the “Cradle of Civilization.” No one knows whether the mysterious Royal Standard of Ur is actually a standard—or even royal—but it tells us a great deal about the technology, social structure, and the dazzling riches of this society.