Catégorie : Histoire ancienne

Duck heads ornament with physical features finely drawn by incision, from Qatna (15th-14th century). (© Damascus Museum - after, Beyond Babylon 2008, no. 129)

Bronze Age Syrian Gold Jewellery – Technological Innovation

Goldwork appeared at the beginning of the 3rd millennium B. C. in Syria. The production of personal gold jewellery, like beads, pendants and earrings, started to increase around the second half of the 3rd millennium B. C. in different cities of Syria, and in particular along the Euphrates river in Mari and Tell Banat. In the later site, which is located at the north of the...