Eridu (present day Abu Shahrein, Iraq) was considered the first city in the world by the ancient Sumerians and...
Exploration of the Royal Tombs of Ur
Entrance to a tomb. Click on any image to enlarge it in a separate window.The doorway.
The Fertile Crescent is the region in the Middle East which curves, like a quarter-moon shape, from the Persian Gulf, through...
Foundation Cone of Ur-Nammu
This foundation cone records the building of one of Nanna's temples at Ur. Neo-Sumerian period, Ur III, reign of Ur-Nammu...
Foundation Figurine of Ur-Nammu
This is a close-up image of the upper part of a copper figurine of Ur-Nammu, king of Ur. The lower half of this foundation...
Foundation Tablet of Ur-Nammu
The cuneiform inscriptions on this tablet mention the name of Ur-Nammu, king of Ur and founder of the Sumerian 3rd dynasty...
Great Ziggurat of Ur
The ruins of the Great Ziggurat of Ur, taken in 2005 CE near Ali Air Base in Iraq. The ziggurat was built by the Sumerian...
Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia by Professor Stephen Bertman is an indispensable treasure for anyone interested...
Headdress and Necklaces from the Royal Cemetery of Ur
An elaborate headdress and necklace made of gold, lapis lazuli, and carnelian which belonged to a high-level Sumerian woman...
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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