Cuneiform writing from 3000 BC Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerian's of Mesopotamia c. It is considered the most significant among the many cultural contributions of the Sumerian's
*TOY/NUT CRACKER ~ There is a thriving collectors market in century 'toy soldier' type nutcrackers often made in Germany but not all of these pieces are modern. This early century example is probably American + has a strong folk art feel.
Kudurru (stele) of King Melishipak I, ca BC: the king pre-sents his daughter to the goddess Nannaya: the crescent moon repre-sents the god Sin: the sun/ Sha-mash: the star the goddess Ishtar. Kassite period, taken to Susa in the c. BC as spoils of war