Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur

Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur

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This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than 230 objects excavated in the 1930s by the renowned British archaeologist, Sir Leonard Woolley, at the third millennium B.C. Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excavation and preservation of these magnificent artifacts. Many of the objects are published in color and fully described for the first timea€”jewelry of gold and semiprecious stones, engraved seal stones, spectacular gold and lapis lazuli statuettes and musical instruments; and vessels of gold, silver, and alabaster. Curator Richard Zettler sets the stage with a history of Ur in the third millennium and the details of the actual excavations. Renowned art historians Donald Hansen and Holly Pittman discuss the historical importance and significance of the many motifs on the most spectacular finds from the tombs.Fig. 33. Field photograph of the northeast end of Puabia#39;s death pit. The outline of the wooden wardrobe chest is visible in the left center of the photograph; some of the artifacts that surrounded the chest such as the calcite spouted jar (cat. no.

Title:Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur
Author: Richard L. Zettler, Lee Horne, Donald P. Hansen, Holly Pittman
Publisher:UPenn Museum of Archaeology - 1998-01-01

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