START A PETITION34,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Ur of the Chaldees: A Virtual Vision of Woolley's Excavations

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 674 days ago -
Ur was an important city throughout Mesopotamian history. The excavations, led by Sir Leonard Woolley and jointly sponsored by the British Museum and the Penn Museum, uncovered its famous ziggurat complex, areas of densely packed private houses

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Nyack Clancy (527)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 9:59 pm
Noted- thank you

Birgit W. (156)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 1:58 pm

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 2:18 pm
Woolley and Katharine were friends with Agatha Christie through her second husband Max Mallowan, also an archaeologist. She "immortalized" them as murderer and victim in "Murder in Mesopotamia." Which is not to say the book is fact-based! Far from it! In fact I gather it was quite the inside joke. She also wrote a non-fiction work, "Come, tell me how you live," about her own experiences on digs.

Kathleen Mireault (216)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 5:29 pm
Noted. Thanks, Marty! Fascinating stuff! Like your contribution, as well, Joanne. Hope these geniuses have many children, as often as humanely possible! Would do a lot to improve the human gene pool! :)

Winnie Adams (217)
Friday July 25, 2014, 11:46 am
Thanks for the info!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 12:20 am
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!