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Ur: Modernity and the Matter of Antiquity between Two World Wars

Billie Melman

in Empires of Antiquities: Modernity and the Rediscovery of the Ancient Near East, 1914-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198824558
eISBN:
9780191863332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824558.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography, Cultural History

Chapter 5 focuses on Ur, Tell al-Muqayyar, in southern Iraq, and the discovery and popularization, after the First World War, of Sumerian civilization, largely unknown until then. Excavated between ... More


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