University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Yelena Rakic

Rescue and Restoration

A History of the Philadelphia 'Ram Caught in a Thicket'

By: Yelena Rakic

  In 1928 Sir Leonard Woolley unearthed a find that has been described by some as the most beautiful object recovered from the Royal Cemetery of Ur (Fig. 1). Christened by Woolley the “ram caught in a thicket” (later shortened to “Ram in the Thicket”), this composĀ­ite statue of a goat standing upright in front […]