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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


The Great Enigma of the Cemetery at Ur

Georges Roux

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The ruins of Ur in Iraq are the most beautiful and eloquent in all Mesopotamia. After some explorations and probes, the first of which go back to 1854, the Ur excavations began in 1918 under the ... More


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