Ur: The City of the Moon God By Harriet Crawford
The historic Mesoptamian metropolis of Ur was a Sumerian metropolis state which flourished as a centre of commerce and civilisation between 2800-2000 BCE. Nonetheless, in the current previous it suffered from the disastrous Gulf battle and from neglect. It nonetheless stays a potent image for folks of all faiths and can have an essential position to play in the future. This account of Ur’s previous appears at each the historic metropolis and its evolution over centuries, and its archaeological interpretation in more moderen occasions. From the 19th century explorers and their identification of the web site of Mukayyar as the Biblical metropolis of Ur, the examine proceeds to look intimately at the archaeologist Leonard Woolley and his key discoveries throughout the 1920s and 30s. Utilizing the findings as a framework and utilising the newest proof from environmental, historic and archaeological research, the quantity explores the web site’s previous in chronological order from the Ubaid interval in the fifth millennium to the loss of life of Alexander. It appears intimately at the architectural stays: the sacred buildings, royal graves and in addition the non-public housing which supplies a singular file of life 4000 years in the past. The quantity additionally describes the half performed by Ur in the Gulf battle and discusses the issues raised for archaeologists in the battle’s aftermath.