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    DescriptionThis stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than 230 objects, excavated in the 1930s by renowned British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley, from the third-millennium-B.C. Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excavation and preservation of these magnificent artifacts. Many of the objects are published in color and fully described for the first time-jewelry of gold and semiprecious stones, engraved seal stones, spectacular gold and lapis lazuli statuettes and musical instruments; and vessels of gold, silver, and alabaster. Curator Richard Zettler sets the stage with a history of Ur in the third millennium and the details of the actual excavations. Art historians Donald Hansen and Holly Pittman discuss the historical importance and significance of the many motifs on the most spectacular finds from the tombs.

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    Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard L. Zettler, By (author) Lee Horne, Edited by Richard L. Zettler, Edited by Lee Horne, Edited by Donald P. Hansen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    ISBN 13: 9780924171550
    ISBN 10: 0924171553

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    DC22: 935
    DC21: 935
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: DS70.5.U7 T7 1998
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AB, NHTB
    Illustrations note
    165 color, 52 b/w illus.
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Imprint name
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Publication date
    01 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Early dynastic Mesopotamia / by Richard L. Zettler -- Ur of the Chaldees / by Richard L. Zettler -- The royal tombs of Ur / by Richard L. Zettler, with a contribution by Steve Tinney -- The burials of a king and queen / by Richard L. Zettler, with a contribution by Paul Zimmerman -- Art of the royal tombs of Ur : a brief interpretation / by Donald P. Hansen -- Cylinder seals / by Holly Pittman -- Jewelry / by Holly Pittman -- Metal vessels / by Jill A. Weber and Richard L. Zettler -- Stone vessels / by Richard L. Zettler -- Shell containers / by Kevin Dante and Richard L. Zettler -- Tools and weapons / by Jill A. Weber and Richard L. Zettler.