Good in Missing jacket. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. Hardcover. 210 pp. Good, lacking jacket. Spine sunned. Occasional pencil notations. Yellowing newspaper clipping pasted to page 29. Map in back has a few light creases to edges.
Very Good. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall. 210 pages. The Ur of Chaldees, found in present-day Iraq, was the royal burial site of many Mesopotamian royalties. Woolley discovered tombs of great material wealth. Inside these tombs were large paintings of ancient Mesopotamian culture at its zenith, along with amazing pieces of gold and silver jewelry, cups and other furnishings. The most extravagant tomb was that of? Queen? Pu-Abi. Amazingly enough, Queen Pu-Abi? s tomb was untouched by the hands of looters through the millennia. Inside the tomb, many well-preserved items were found including a cylindrical seal bearing her name in Sumerian. Her body was found buried along with her attendants who had poisoned themselves in order to join her and continue to serve her. Woolley reconstructed her funeral ceremony from the findings in her tomb. Today her headdress, cylinder seal and her body are on display at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1936, after his discoveries at Ur, Woolley was interested in finding ties between the ancient Aegean and Mesopotamian civilizations. This led him to the Syrian city of al-Mina. From 1937 to 1939 and from 1946 to 1949 he was in Tell Aichana. Leonard Woolley was knighted in 1935. Agatha Christie wrote Murder in Mesopotamia because she was inspired by the discovery of the royal tombs. She later married his younger assistant.
Very Good. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Social Sciences, Archaeology. MR. WOOLLEYS brief but compendious account of the excavations at Ur during the seven seasons in which he has been in charge of the joint expedition of the British Museum and the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, is both timely and convenient. Periodical reports and newspaper articles freely contributed to the Press by Mr. Woolley have kept his public informed of the progress of the work in each season, but everyone will be glad to have at hand this convenient summary of the results as a whole.
Ur of the Chaldees : a record of seven years of excavation
by Sir Leonard Woolley
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