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Excavations at Ur

Leonard Woolley

Excavations at Ur

a record of twelve years" work

by Leonard Woolley

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Published by Crowell in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ur (Extinct city)

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination261 p.
    Number of Pages261
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14726796M
    LC Control Number55006939

    The French archaeologist P. Click here to subscribe Share this:. The next temple that occupied the site was built by En-an-na-tum, son of Ishme-Dagan, king of Isin. Woolley was able to reconstruct Pu-Abi's funeral ceremony from objects found in her tomb. As it was "rediscovered" as an ancient site by travelers in the 17th century, the ruins of Ur came to be known as Tell al-Muqayyar Arabic for "mound of pitch" because of the bitumen, or tar, that had been used often in building and waterproofing parts of the ancient city.

    The last Babylonian king, Nabonidus who was Assyrian-born and not a Chaldeanimproved the ziggurat. April 7, at pm Sterling: very true. Excavations can be classified, from the point of view of their purpose, as planned, rescue, or accidental. Although written earlier in the last century, this treatise is particularly relevant today, in an age when it becomes essential to remember the great treasures yielded from this cradle of civilization that is now modern-day Iraq.

    Woolley resurned work at Ur on October 28,and continued the excavations until February,when want of funds brought his operations to a standstill. One could imagine what future post-nuclear-war people would make of the Bikini nuclear test. Iraqi archaeologists resumed excavations briefly at Ur around the same time. He had hired Keeling in as expedition artist and draughtswoman; they married in and she continued to play an important role at his archaeological sites.


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Excavations at Ur book

Excavations at Ur Before Woolley Even after it was abandoned, Ur never really disappeared: its characteristic ziggurat, or stepped temple tower, remained visible high above the plain of the desert.

The Woolleys discovered tombs of great material wealth, containing large paintings of ancient Sumerian culture at its zenith, along with gold and silver jewellery, cups and other furnishings. Burka Ziggurat Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.

There is little doubt that it was in houses of this kind that Serug, Terah, Nahor and Abraham lived. Often the publication of the report takes as long as, or even much longer than, the actual work in the field.

This report is anonymous. Before its closure, this significant archaeological dig on the part of both museums established an image of Ur throughout its four thousand years in existence.

The opening of the tomb chamber in an Egyptian pyramid is, for example, a very different operation from the excavation of a tell in Mesopotamia or a barrow grave in western Europe.

Hall, captain in the Intelligence Corps, spent three and a half months continuing Thompson's work at Ur, using 70 Turkish prisoners of war as diggers. The soil into which the tombs were cut was composed of dumped rubbish which was not only soft and unstable but also acidic and highly salinated with the result that it ate away at skeletal remains.

One element of this technique is common to all digs—namely, the use of the greatest care in the actual surgery; in artifact classification, analysis, and dating; and in the recording of what is found by word, diagram, survey, and photography.

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He then moved to Alexandria, where he was assigned to work on naval espionage. On the ruins of Ur-Nammu's temple his grandson Bur-Sin built a temple which was dedicated by him to the goddess Nin-Gal. A temple to Nanna, the moon god, would have stood atop the ziggurat. Woolley often linked his finds to Biblical stories, continuing to spark public interest in Ur.

During this time the site was accessible from the Baghdad—Basra railwayfrom a stop called "Ur Junction". Armenian is a distant from us branch of Indo-European, while there are no traceable common ancestral languages between the Semitic and Indo-European families. Woolley later wrote many articles and books about the discoveries.

But many excavations, particularly in the heavily populated areas of central and northern Europe, are done not from choice but from necessity. Farmers have often unearthed archaeological finds while plowing their fields, and accidental discovery by construction crews is common.

Woolley's official reports, published in the Antiquaries' Journal, Vol. Volunteered by Arthur Evans to run the excavations on the Roman site at Corbridge near Hadrian's Wall for Francis HaverfieldWoolley began his excavation career there inlater admitting in Spadework that "I had never studied archaeological methods even from books This temple was probably destroyed about B.

Woolley exhumed thousands of bodies, thousands of texts, and tens of thousands of registered artifacts.Jan 11,  · Excavations At Ur - Ebook written by Woolley.

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Excavations at Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley

Describes discoveries made during archaeological excavations at the site of the ancient city of Ur in IraqCited by: 7.