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Ur Digitization Project: May 2013

Part of the original field card and field photo of PG 627, which had a well-preserved bitumen boat.

By: Brad Hafford

Artifact of the month Spotlight on field number U.8847 (museum number B17313) Bitumen Model Boat This is a model of a marsh or river boat that was found in Trial Trench G in the Royal Cemetery area of Ur. Woolley in his field card does not record the exact tomb of this example, though U.8846, […]

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Ur Digitization Project: March 2013

Adze U9339/B16691 : Made of gold? How much gold?

By: Brad Hafford

This month we had a week-long visit from archaeo-metallurgists from the Deutches Bergbau-Museum, the University of Franfurt am Main, and the University of Toulouse, Le Mirail. They brought with them some impressive equipment for spot analysis of many metal objects from Ur and will do more in-depth studies of the results back in their home […]

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