Sion made me struggle a bit. As a Mordrem, cultural armor seemed the best option; I also wanted to try a more vibrant and warm range of colors than usual. Ofc dyes tend to look different depending on the armor piece, so that’s the reason of the wide color scheme, I just did my best to match them. I quite like how they turned out, I finally managed to put that Desert Rose on use, and to make it match with both their flowers, and the tiny leaves on the wrealth. :>
Check out this article on a collection of Sumerian cylinder seals which were looted in 2003 and have yet to be located.
“It was terrible. You didn’t want to believe it,” says Iraqi
archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani, who worked for many years at the museum
before moving to London.
The 4,500-year-old Harp of Ur, one of a collection of finds that
comprise the world’s oldest stringed instruments, was later found
smashed in the car park, stripped of its gold inlay and precious stones.
Someone even stole the 150kg Bassetki Statue, a 4,000-year-old copper
monument showing the legs of a seated nude figure. Cracks on the
staircase and floor suggested its new owners dropped it a few times on
their way out the building.
Copper was the “red gold” of Africa and had been both mined there and traded across the Sahara by Italian and Arab merchants. The early Portuguese explorers of the 1470s observed that copper bracelets and leg-bands were the principal money all along the west African coast. They were usually worn by women to display their husband’s wealth. The Portuguese crown contracted with manufacturers in Antwerp and elsewhere to produce crescent rings with flared ends of wearable size which came to be called “manilla,” after the Latin manus (hand) or from monilia, plural of monile (necklace).