tell asmar


(I was talking about these to gf the other day but could only remember “ancient statues with huge staring eyes?”, so thanks google and wikipedia:)

Tell Asmar Hoard”, found in 1933 in Diyala region, Iraq. From the ancient Sumerian city-state Eshnunna in central Mesopotamia. Representative of Early Dynastic temple sculpture from c. 2900 BC-2350 BC. (Also, they were excavated by Henri Frankfort & team, invited by J. H. Breasted. *immature snicker*)