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Ur Digitization Project: Item of the Month

By: Brad Hafford

Excavations at Ur, the ancient city said to be the birthplace of Abraham, were conducted jointly by the Penn Museum and the British Museum from 1922-1934. The artifacts were divided under laws of the time, with half remaining in the new country of Iraq and the other half split between the excavating institutions. Sir Leonard […]

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The Golden Age of King Midas

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