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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English



  • Babylonia,
  • Ur (Extinct city),
  • Iraq,
  • Babylonia.


  • Sumerian language -- Texts,
  • Temples -- Iraq -- Babylonia.,
  • Names, Sumerian,
  • Babylonia -- History -- Sources,
  • Ur (Extinct city)

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Edition Notes

Other titlesTemple documents of the Ur dynasty, Ur dynasty
Statementby Clarence Elwood Keiser.
SeriesYale oriental series. Babylonian texts,, v. 4
LC ClassificationsPJ3711 .Y3 vol. IV
The Physical Object
Pagination54 p.
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6616301M
LC Control Number19007744

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  Created Date: 5/4/ PM   Experts and scholars gathered at Hainan University on July 18 for a seminar and book launch ceremony on the subject of Su Shi, also called Su Dongpo, a literary giant of the Song Dynasty Book 13 v. illus., plates 32 cm. Subjects: Cuneiform inscriptions. Babylonia -- Antiquities. Contents: Vol. I. Old Babylonian inscriptions chiefly from Nippur. By H. V. Hilprecht. 2 pt. in 1 v. Vol. III, pt. 1. Sumerian administrative documents dated in the reigns of the kings of the second dynasty of Ur; from the temple archives of The Ziggurat at Ur and the temple on its top were built around B.C.E. by the king Ur-Nammu of the Third Dynasty of Ur for the moon god Nanna, the divine patron of the city state. The structure would have been the highest point in the city by far and, like the spire of a medieval cathedral, would have been visible for miles around, a focal /x7ef5b:neo-sumerian-ur-iii/a/ziggurat-of-ur.

  Ur was an ancient city in southern Mesopotamia, located near the mouth (at the time) of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers on the Persian Gulf and close to Eridu. It is considered to be one of the earliest known civilizations in world history. Because of marine regression, the remains are now well inland in present-day Iraq, south of the Euphrates on its right bank, and named Tell el-Mukayyar   Among the buildings of the Third Dynasty of Ur ( B.C.) was the temple of Ur-Nammu, but remains of its walls are wanting. Thirteen gate sockets were found, and the inscription on them reads, "Ur-Nammu, the mighty man, the king of Ur, the king of Sumer and Akkad, has built the splendid Gig-Par for his Lady Nin-Gal" (Plate VII, Nos. 2 and 3). The final well-preserved monument from the Third Dynasty of Ur is the palace, Ekhursag. It is located on the lower terrace of the Third Dynasty of Ur temenos (the upper terrace originally consisted of only the ziggurat and the court of Nanna). The Ekhursag consists of a large, square building (58 m square) oriented to the four points of the After Sargon’s dynasty ended and Sumer recovered from a devastating invasion by the semi-barbaric Gutians, the city-states once again became independent. The high point of this final era of Sumerian civilization was the reign of the 3rd dynasty of Ur, whose first king, Ur-Nammu, published the earliest law code yet discovered in ://

  Ur (/ ʊər /; Sumerian: Urim; Sumerian Cuneiform: 𒌶𒆠 URI 5 KI, 𒋀𒀕𒆠 URIM 2 KI or 𒋀𒀊𒆠 URIM 5 KI; Akkadian: Uru; Arabic: أور ‎; Hebrew: אור ‎) was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia, located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar (Arabic: تل المقير ‎) in south Iraq's Dhi Qar Governorate. Although Ur was once a coastal city near the   1. Pyramid of Menkaure, 2. Pyramid of Khafre, 3. Mortuary temple of Khafre, 4. Causeway, 5. Great Sphinx 6. Valley temple of Khafre, 7. Pyramid of Khufu, 8. Pyramids of the royal family and mastabas of nobles. The four sides of each of the pyramids is oriented to the cardinal points of the compass. the funerary temples are facing east -enhance   At its height Ur was the center of a great dynasty that controlled most of Mesopotamia directly through a well maintained army and bureaucracy and the areas that were not under its direct control were influenced by Ur’s diplomats and religious ideas. This study will also reveal that Ur was a truly resilient city because it survived the  › Books › History › Ancient Civilizations.   the Ur dynasty in the twenty-fifth century the Sumerian people generally accepted this ancient dogma. It may have been due to an aristocratic priesthood, but it was a belief which gave them peace and confidence because they believed themselves ruled by the vicars of