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Ancient artifacts shown in Iraq's national museum depicting??

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posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 04:18 PM
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What exactly?

First of all let's see the picture:



One of the most amazing, inspiring museums a lot of people will (sadly) never get to visit is the National Museum Of Iraq in Baghdad.

It has collections that include art and artifacts from ancient Sumerian, Babylonian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Chaldean civilizations - collections that put the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre to shame. And, despite being looted in 2003, it also has the Nimrud gold collection--which features gold jewelry and figures of precious stone that date to the 9th century BCE--and the collection of stone carvings and cuneiform tablets from Uruk that date back to 3500 and 3000 BCE.

Basically, there's some old, ancient shizz in there. And amongst the old, ancient art are some jars with some really weird, unexplained figures on them.


Huffington post source (I know)

Ok we all have opinions about that source but I origannly seen it here by Paula Froelich

More Pics:






For more pictures and the erm... explanation (which I put down to excitement!) then see this link below:

More pics and questionable descriptions...


I also have tried accessing the Iraq Museum online found here : Link but I can't seem to access much?

I could of easily gone with a wilder thread title and claimed "Ancient Aliens", but so can The History Channel, but I don't 6 series in me..

I don't know if these can be verified because of access into The Iraq Museum being what it is, but what we do know for sure is that they have/had collections that include art and artifacts from ancient Sumerian, Babylonian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Chaldean civilizations.

The object in the first picture was supposedly labelled 4000-6000 years old, which raises an eyebrow in both ways..
Help us out ATS, knowledge is power and all that...




posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 04:22 PM
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Alien or not I'm always down with seeing something ancient from that part of the world.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Nice treat for my Sat



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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You're welcome , and yes Iraq or it's former names is a country that I wish never had boundaries to us all, it should be graced more



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 04:38 PM
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Looks like something I would make. I'm not the best at pottery myself.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 04:51 PM
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Hence my thread.

Is it even legit, and who can confirm it?

And who can access the Museum to see these objects?



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 04:58 PM
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I wonder if someone living over there could check them out and post more pictures on here. I doubt if we have any Iranian people on the site though, I think they would black out internet communication with Iranians. most people are mushrooms, and not wild ones, we are the kind that are cultured in boxes in the dark.


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posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 04:58 PM
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What i find sad is that there hasnt really been much archaeological activity allowed since 1991, and with all the looting after the last war started, all the things we'll never get to see from there. When I deployed to Kirkuk in 2004, we visited several sites like Daniel's tomb and the Citadel, places half dug up and left to the weather. We found Assyrian tablets just lying on the ground, exposed to the elements and looters for years. Too bad we dont treat this stuff as important as the oil there, I cant even begin to imagine what we could learn from it all.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 05:02 PM
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I know that a lot of people will say

"Don't jump on the Ancient Aliens bandwagon! Humankind was smart enough back then to kick start civilization on their own, thank you very much!"

Yet, I've seen so many threads, articles, films showing various artifacts from different countries depicting these creatures, that I am open minded and like to think that I'm also intelligent enough not to rule out the possibility that we could have been visited by aliens in the past.
(And come, on, those really don't look human.)

People like documenting what they see, and that's perhaps exactly what the people in ancient times did.

Thanks for posting these pictures.
Great thread. S&F



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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But how do you define depiction from just really bad art.

I have seen cave art depicting males with little .s, long skinny arms and legs, but the biggest fattest "members" anyone could carry.

All from different geographical locations.


Did these prehistoric porn actors really exist ?



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 05:13 PM
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You shouldn't jump on the AA bandwagon. Mainly because they are throwing out 1000 different scenarios when only 1 or 2 of them might be true.




posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 05:16 PM
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To this day many of these people live in adobes and cant read. IMO it isn't hard to imagine a primitive primitive creating these works intending to depict normal humans.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 05:23 PM
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those really don't look human.)

People like documenting what they see, and that's perhaps exactly what the people in ancient times did.


Underestimating ancient people is a ( weird ) form of bigotry , IMHO.

In the art world , art that survives long is either a random chance thing , or the art is considered very good - and therefore didn't go out in a yard sale or rubbish. Someone thought these pieces were valuable enough to keep around the house ( or wherever ). And now 'we ' have them.

2cents



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 05:27 PM
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How right you are!
Thanks for the .s up.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:00 PM
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They kinda look like ancient Mesopotamian sleestak
Or this guy



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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First pict show an object with some lines too distinct to be very old, IMO.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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That guy looks like hes wearing a rubber alien Halloween mask and his sister's leotards

edit on 1-2-2014 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:14 PM
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SLAYER69
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That guy looks like hes wearing a rubber alien Halloween mask and his sister leotards

I dont judge. If thats what makes him happy, have at it. Still looks like the pottery sleestaks though.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:40 PM
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Excellent for you to make note of this. Always nice to see some old objects, especially from the middle east.

Sure looks like something "other-worldly" but one would have to research a lot more.

Shame that so much of their history (Sumer and other middle eastern) has been destroyed by nature and man.

Nice thread.



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 06:56 PM
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Goodonnya .

Not very neo ( or even paleo ) chic.

A face only a mother could love.

A mother which lays eggs...



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 07:07 PM
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thedeadtruth
But how do you define depiction from just really bad art.

I have seen cave art depicting males with little .s, long skinny arms and legs, but the biggest fattest "members" anyone could carry.

All from different geographical locations.


Did these prehistoric porn actors really exist ?


Yes they did. Too bad about all that evolution stuff that happened. hahahaha




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