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


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

Marty
- 223 days ago - blog.britishmuseum.org
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



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Nyack Clancy (489)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 9:59 pm
Noted- thank you
 

Birgit W. (157)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 1:58 pm
Thanks.
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
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 (160)
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! :)
 

Winn Adams (209)
Friday July 25, 2014, 11:46 am
Thanks for the info!
 

Nimue Pendragon (286)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 12:20 am
Thanks.
 
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