Discovering the royal tombs at Ur.

by Leonard Woolley

Publisher: Macmillan in [New York]

Written in English
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  • Ur (Extinct city)

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  • Archaeological expeditions.,
  • Ur (Extinct city),
  • Ur (Extinct city)

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Traces the planning and execution of the 1922 archaeological expedition to Ur in southern Iraq and the discovery of the tombs and the ancient city.

Edition Notes

StatementEdited by Shirley Glubok. Abridged and adapted from Ur excavations; the royal cemetery, by C. Leonard Woolley. Foreword by Prudence Oliver Harper. Special photography by Alfred Tamarin. Designed by Gerard Nook.
ContributionsGlubok, Shirley, ed., Joint Expedition of the British Museum and of the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania to Mesopotamia.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS70.5.U7 W57 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination124 p.
Number of Pages124
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4909931M
LC Control Number76078088

Shirley Glubok has 42 books on Goodreads with ratings. Shirley Glubok’s most popular book is Discovering Tut-Ankh-Amen's Tomb. Discovering the Royal Tombs of Ur by. Shirley Glubok. avg rating — 3 ratings. Want to Read saving.   When they came to open the lowest and last tomb the archaeologists of the 20th century A.D. found themselves transported into the world of B.C. Werner Keller. The Bible as History. Bantam Books. New York. p See also-Backward Glance- The Ur-Archaeologist, Edward M. Luby, BAR , Mar-Apr Penn Museum- Royal Tombs of Ur.   Sir Leonard Woolley, British archaeologist whose excavation of the ancient Sumerian city of Ur (in modern Iraq) greatly advanced knowledge of ancient Mesopotamian civilization. His discovery of geological evidence of a great flood suggested a possible correlation with the deluge described in. During his five years at the Royal Cemetery, Woolley excavated some 2, burials, including 16 royal tombs and "private tombs" of the wealthier residents of the Sumerian city. The people buried at the Royal Cemetery were members of the elite classes, who held ritual or managerial roles in the temples or palaces at Ur.

Get this from a library! Treasures from the royal tombs of Ur. [Richard L Zettler; Lee Horne; Donald P Hansen; Holly Pittman; University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.] -- This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than objects, excavated in the s by renowned British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley, from the third-millennium-B.C. Sumerian. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.   The Royal Tombs of Ur is a 4,year-old Sumerian burial site of around 2, graves located in the ancient city of Ur in southern Mesopotamia (in the south of modern day Iraq). (Special Announcement) The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy, privately and following guidance given, .

  A new examination of skulls from the royal cemetery at Ur, discovered in Iraq almost a century ago, appears to support a more grisly interpretation than . Jun 9, - Standard of Ur from the Royal Tombs at Ur (modern Tell el-Muqayyar, Iraq). Sumerian. c. – B.C.E. Wood inlaid with shell, lapis lazuli, and red limestone. Along with the principal occupants of the tombs, they found attendants who had been sacrificed and offerings of food and objects, many quite valuable. It was named the Royal Tombs of Ur because Woolley thought the tombs must belong to kings and queens. The discoveries were part of a joint expedition by the British and American archeologists. Ancient Mesopotamia for Kids The Royal Tombs of Ur. In , an archeologist named Woolley made a fantastic discovery. He found the Royal Tomb of Ur. Ur had been an important city in ancient Sumer until the Euphrates river changed its course after a flood, leaving the city miles from water.

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and Carchemish, was chosen to lead a joint team of archaeologists from the British Museum and the Pennsylvania Museum, to explore the environs around the great ziggurat at Ur. Woolley's greatest discovery at Ur was the so-called 'Royal Cemetery', which he began to excavate in   The royal tombs of Ur revealed Mesopotamia's golden splendor Leonard Woolley’s excavation of Ur yielded an archaeologist’s dream: a series.

Leonard Woolley’s excavations at the ancient Sumerian city of Ur in southern Iraq – or Mesopotomia, ‘the land between the two rivers’, as it was then known – lasted from to At the end of the season, working on a cemetery site containing some 2, burials, the excavators uncovered a deep shaft, at the foot of which lay a gold dagger with a hilt of lapis lazuli, and a gold sheath, along with a.

The Discovery of the Tombs of Ur Leonard Woolley began his excavations of the Royal Cemetery of Ur in In the following year, Woolley concluded his initial survey of the site, and began to dig a trench near the ruins of the : Ancient-Origins.

The Game of Ur received its name because it was first rediscovered by the English archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley during his excavations of the Royal Cemetery at Ur between and Copies of the game have since been found by other archaeologists across the Middle (s): Board game, Race game, Dice game.

The Royal Tombs of Ur. From toan archaeologist named C. Leonard Woolley excavated the site of the ancient Sumerian city of Ur. He made many great discoveries about the people who lived there. Among the graves he discovered, there were 16.

Published on Jun 4, The late s excavation of royal tombs at Ur, in southern Iraq, provided one of the most renowned discoveries in the history of archaeology. It was excavated during the s by Sir Leonard Woolley, who uncovered it in a tomb in the royal cemetery at Ur in southern Iraq.

The game is a race between two players on a board of twenty squares. For some three thousand years this was the most popular board game across the whole of the ancient Middle East, played by kings and commoners alike.

Tombs were made for individuals as well as family groups. There are 40 neung-type and 13 won-type tombs, thus creating a total of 53 royal tombs. Joseon-era royal tombs followed the guidelines outlined in Chinese Confucian texts, such as the Book of Rites (Li Ji) and the Rites of Zhou (Zhou Li).Built: Joseon Dynasty.

Standard of Ur from the Royal Tombs at Ur found in the Graves of Ur- used from BCE. wealth and status. CULTURAL COMPARISONS: Column of Trajan.

Bayeux Tapestry. Last Judgement of Hu-Nefer (Book of the Dead) Night Attack on the Sanjo Palace. SOURCES; British Museum. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion Librivox Free Audiobook ROSSO - Ardente How To Fix The Music Business Franko’s Podcast Savior Realty Expert Interviews Roxbury Presbyterian Church Proper Jones Neues von der A At the end of their sixth season they had excavated burials and deemed 17 of them to be "Royal Tombs".

Woolley had finished his work excavating the Royal Tombs of UR in Inside princess Puabi's tomb, there was a chest in the middle of the room.

Underneath that chest was a hole in the ground that led to what was called the "King's Location: "Tell" el-Muqayyar, Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq. A. Sutherland - - An untouched by looters through several millennia, a remarkable, intact tomb was discovered by Leonard Woolley during his excavations at the "Royal Cemetery of Ur" between and It was tomb of a mysterious lady named "Puabi" by researchers, who found her name and title on one of three cylinder seals.

This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than objects, excavated in the s by renowned British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley, from the third-millennium-B.C.

Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excavation and preservation of these magnificent of the objects are published in color and fully described for the first time—jewelry of. Sir Leonard Charles Woolley (Ap – Febru ) was a British archaeologist, best known for his excavations at Ur in Sumer, ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq).His work resulted in some of dramatic discoveries, including royal tombs, which revealed much about ancient Mesopotamian culture, including Queen Pu-Abi's jewelry and other beautiful, valuable items.

The Royal Cemetery of Ur Richard L. Zettler The cemetery Woolley uncovered in the late s included some 1, intact burials spread over an area approximately 70 by 55 meters underneath the southeast corner of Nebuchadnezzar's temenos and partly beneath and outside its enclosure wall Woolley estimated that perhaps two or three times that number of burials originally existed in the area.

Royal Tombs of Ur: Ancient Treasures From Modern Iraq For centuries, the royal tombs of Ur in modern-day Iraq, known in the Bible as the home of the patriarch Abraham, lay concealed. In the s an excavation by The British Museum and the University of Pennsylvania Museum revealed troves of Sumerian treasures dating back to B.C.

Pt. II has title: The royal tombs of the earliest dynasties Part II, issued in 2 installments one containing 63 plates, presented to all subscribers, and a "special extra publication of the Egypt exploration fund," consisting of 35 extra plates "The inscriptions.

By Pages: More than two hundred dazzling and finely crafted objects of metal, stone, wood, and other prized materials characterize the art of Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur, a traveling exhibition that explored one of the greatest technological achievements of Near Eastern archaeology.

Between anda team of archaeologists headed by Sir Leonard Woolley (–) excavated the site of. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In SeptemberC.

Leonard Woolley packed his bags and, with his team of assistants, boarded a steamship. He was on his way to Basrah in southern Iraq to lead the excavations at the ancient site of Ur. These are a few pictures to represent the Royal Tombs of Ur.

This is a view of one of the Royal Tombs of UR from the inside. This is what most of the Royal Tombs look like now. There were many Stone Jars that were found in The Royal Tombs or Ur.

They all had different decorative patterns on the outer layer. Ancient Mesopotamian vessels like. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur Edited by Richard L. Zettler and Lee Horne. pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | color, 52 b/w illus. Cloth | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Paper | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

 The Royal Tombs of Ur are tombs that contain burials. These tombs are said to be royal, because inside the tombs were treasured things from ancient past including; from kings, palaces and the tombs also have burials of kings and the servants of their palaces.

The Royal Tombs of Ur are remembered for the special things they treasured. Ur Animals Beasts from the Royal Tombs, A Postcard Book University of Pennsylvania Museum. 20 pages | 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 | 20 color illus. Paper | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Discovering Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt, the lives of the pharaohs and their world has been a constant interest throughout my life. It began at the age of five when my grandfather entertained me with stories about the ancient Egyptians.Objects from the Royal Cemetery have been on display in the University of Pennsylvania Museum since their arrival in Philadelphia in the s.

Now, for the first time, the finest of these will be displayed together outside the museum in an exhibition entitled “Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur.”.Shirley Glubok is the author of Discovering Tut-Ankh-Amen's Tomb ( avg rating, 8 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), The Art of the Etruscans ( /5.