In a trip to the British Museum lovers of design will find delight in an exhibit unearthed at the city of Ur.

Ur was a city of Ancient Sumer – Sumer (and not China) being the oldest civilization in the world. At one time both it and it’s mention in the record of the Hebrew Torah (the “land of Shinar”) were considered pure mythology. That is until archeologist Sir Leonard Woolley dug between the Persian Gulf and the city of Baghdad and found its ruins.

The magnificent headdress above features interwoven beech leaves made of gold. The large gold lunate earrings once hung from the pierced ears of a Chaldean queen.

Ur gives evidence of advanced construction. City streets, two-story houses with brick stairs, and complexes of palaces and temples.