Today we have a huge number of ways of identifying one another and of proving our identity to others, especially the authorities. We have passports, driving licences, fingerprinting, DNA analysis and so many others. 699 more words
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#16. Standard of Ur from the Royal Tombs at Ur (modern Tell el-Muqayyar). Sumerian. c. 2600-2400 BCE. Wood inlaid with shell, lapis lazuli, and red limestone.
Again, sheesh what a title!
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So the title of “standard” is a bit of a misnomer: a “standard” is something that is put on a pole and typically carried in a procession or battle. 1,190 more words