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Kimberly Lark
History 134
Religion Museum
Reasoning: I chose to do a religious museum because it is something that has
always surrounded my life and is a big part of who I am. It is amazing to me to see
how far back religion has influences and used in ancient civilizations. The artifacts I
chose show haw different civilizations are different from how they are now as well
how different hey were from each other near the same time periods.

This is a Votive bowl (2600-2350 BCE) that was

found in the Upper Zab River valley. You can
see that there is engraving on the side of the
bowl which implies intended to be used for
special occasions. It suggests it could have
been used to carry important items such as
items for a religious offering. This shows that
they had high regard for items that involved
with the religious doings there were things
they considered holy and belonged in a special
This is a Vessel Stand (2600- 23500 BCE) which
was also found in the Upper Zab River Valley.
This could have been used to hold items like a
box or like the bowl that is pictured above.
Again, this shows there was a high regard for
anything ivlved in religious ceremonies. They
used special stands to hold these vessels. They
needed more than just to be placed on the
ground or table, showing a high level of respect
for religion items.
This is a Worshiper Statue (2900-2600 BCE)
qwhich was found in the Diyala Plains Tell. This
statue depicts a man and is meticulously
crafted. The amount of work that went into this
statue shows that there was a lot of time and
effort put in showing that it was of high
importance. This shows how important religion
was. The man also appears to have folded

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hands suggesting he could be in prayer and
showing reverence, something very common in

This is a statue (2900-2600 BCE) which was

found at the Diyala Plains Tell. This is a statue
of a man balancing a box on top of his head
while he appears to be walking. As we saw from
the before articles boxes and boxes were often
used to carry items for religious ceremonies.
This shows that there were most likely rituals
carried out and a manner of conduction these

This is a Vessel (2600-2350 BCE) which was

found in the Lower Zab River Valley. This is yet
another vessel that was most likely used in a
religious ceremony. This is showcased by the
intricate design of the young womens face on
the vessel. This was most likely used to carry
oils, wine, or perfume.

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This is the Goddess Lama Statue (1307-1282
BCE) which was found in the Lower Zab River
Valley. This was an idol that was most likely
worshipped. It is assumed that this was an idol
that may have been prayed to for protection
from its worshippers. This again shows how
important religion was to ancient civilizations.

Work Cited
"Virtual Dig." Virtual Dig. School Craft, n.d. Web. 11 July 2016.