University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Jeanny Vorys Canby

A Monumental Puzzle

Reconstructing the Ur-Nammu Stela

By: Jeanny Vorys Canby

The puzzle began with bits and pieces of limestone found in the 1920s at ancient Ur. Now part of the Mesopotamian collection of The University Museum, these fragments, derived from a single large slab covered with low relief carving, are still dispersed. The larger blocks together with smaller fragments with recognizable figures and scenes are […]