The Royal Cemetery of Ur, Iraq: This photograph shows the progress of the excavations in the deep hole, Pit X, undertaken from by Leonard Woolley. The large-scale excavation removed cubic meters of soil and involved over 150 workers.
Ancient Egyptian scripts used to write Egyptian, an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Egypt until about the century AD. After that it continued to be used as a the liturgical language of Egyptian Christians, the Copts, in the form of Coptic. These glyp
Lyres from The Royal Tombs of Ur (ca 2550 BCE) (not RCCF calibrated) - Ur (Sumerian: Urim) was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar in Iraq's Dhi Qar Governorate.
Babylonia (/ˌbæbəˈloʊniə/) was an ancient Akkadian-speaking Semitic state and cultural region based in central-southern Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). A small Amorite-ruled state emerged in 1894 BC, which contained at this time the minor city of Babylon.
Mesopotamian objects from temples of the Early Dynastic Period.
Disclosing Knowledge from the Sumerian Tablets - The Sumerians were highly evolved for their time and are known for starting the first civilization and building the first settlements worthy of being called cities.