University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: P. R. S. Moorey

What Do We Know About the People Buried in the Royal Cemetery?

By: P. R. S. Moorey

Woolley’s excavation of the royal graves at Ur is one of the technical triumphs of Near Eastern field archaeology and his most renowned achievement. It began with an act of remarkable restraint and uncanny fore¬≠sight by Woolley, whose archaeological ‘sixth sense’ rarely failed him. When he arrived at Ur early in November 1922 he started […]