Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur

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Amanda Iliadis
by Saint Louis Art Museum
published on 14 February 2017
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Beginning in 1922, archaeologist Charles Leonard Woolley, co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania and the British Museum, led a monumental excavation at Ur. This southern Mesopotamian city-state in Sumer possessed its own rich culture and architectural monuments, notably the ziggurat, a stepped structure topped by a temple. In extensive excavations undergone from 1927-1934, Woolley uncovered 16 royal tombs filled with precious royal artifacts, remains, and indications of human sacrifice. This is one of the most significant archaeological sites ever discovered.

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