Ur Hardback

The City of the Moon God

by Harriet E. W. Crawford;


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Ur

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The ancient Mesoptamian city of Ur was a Sumerian city state which flourished as a centre of trade and civilisation between 2025-1738 BCE. However, in the recent past it suffered from the disastrous Gulf war and from neglect. It still remains a potent symbol for people of all faiths and will have an important role to play in the future This account of Ur's past looks at both the ancient city and its evolution over centuries, and its archaeological interpretation in more recent times. From the nineteenth century explorers and their identification of the site of Mukayyar as the Biblical city of Ur, the study proceeds to look in detail at the archaeologist Leonard Woolley and his key discoveries during the 1920s and 30s. Using the findings as a framework and utilising the latest evidence from environmental, historical and archaeological studies, the volume explores the site's past in chronological order from the Ubaid period in the 5th millennium to the death of Alexander. It looks in detail at the architectural remains: the sacred buildings, royal graves and also the private housing which provides a unique record of life four thousand years ago.
The volume also describes the part played by Ur in the Gulf war and discusses the problems raised for archaeologists in the war's aftermath.

Ur by Harriet E. W. Crawford was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in February 2015. The ISBN for Ur is 9781472533692.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (February 2015)
Weight407g
Number of Pages160
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781472533692
ISBN-101472533690
Product Code4272895
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