Mesopotamia, one of the earliest civilizations in world history, was located in modern day Iraq. Mesopotamia encompassed the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The two rivers are fed by numerous tributaries.
The earliest historical evidence of state sponsored warfare took place during the Bronze Age. An inscribed stelae found in the ancient Mesopotamian city of Lagash and dated to 2500 BCE. The city state of Lagash and Sumerian city of Umma settled irrigation rights dispute in a battle in which they used wheeled vehicles, warriors in metal helmets, and armed with shields and small lances with bronze spear points.
This historical set includes a replica in resin of a Bronze Age spear point. The original spear point is dated between 2150 BCE. and 1900 BCE. The piece is attributed to the southern Mesopotamian city of Ur. Ur was located in ancient times at the mouth of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers on the Persian Gulf. The original spear point was made of bronze, a mixture of copper and tin. The tang of the spear point was inserted into the end of a small pole.
Made in the USA. Comes attached to an 5" x 7" Informational Card.
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