Statue of a bearded male worshiper from Ur’s Early Dynastic Era (2650-2550 BC). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.

Statue of a bearded male worshiper from Ur’s Early Dynastic Era (2650-2550 BC). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.

Standing male worshiper Metropolitan Museum  Period:     Early Dynastic IIIb Date:     ca. 2500–2350 B.C. Geography:     Mesopotamia Culture:     Sumerian Medium:     Copper alloy

Standing male worshiper Metropolitan Museum Period: Early Dynastic IIIb Date: ca. 2500–2350 B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia Culture: Sumerian Medium: Copper alloy

Copper peg with kneeling male, Sumerian  Early Dynastic ca. 2900–2350 B.C.E.

Copper peg with kneeling male, Sumerian Early Dynastic ca. 2900–2350 B.C.E.

Statue of Kurlil. Limestone, Early Dynastic period, ca. 2500 BC. Found next to the Temple of Ninhursag in Tell al-‘Ubaid, southern Iraq.

Statue of Kurlil. Limestone, Early Dynastic period, ca. 2500 BC. Found next to the Temple of Ninhursag in Tell al-‘Ubaid, southern Iraq.

The world’s oldest flute.  It was carved from the bone of a griffon vulture approximately 35,000 years ago.  Archaeologists found it at Hohle Fels Cave in Germany.

The world’s oldest flute. It was carved from the bone of a griffon vulture approximately 35,000 years ago. Archaeologists found it at Hohle Fels Cave in Germany.

Coyote Oldman's Prayer Rock flute (sometimes called an Anasazi flute) is a modern take on one of the oldest flute styles in history.  Their craftsmanship has no equal.

Coyote Oldman's Prayer Rock flute (sometimes called an Anasazi flute) is a modern take on one of the oldest flute styles in history. Their craftsmanship has no equal.

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