Context Title: Ehursag | HT     
Context Name (Excavation): Hall's Temple     
Context Name (Publication): E-Hur-Sag     
Context Description: The excavation area abbreviation HT stands for Hall's Temple because H.R. Hall had excavated parts of it in 1919. Hall called it Area (or Building) B and he found inscribed bricks in the paved floors of the building which indicated it was the ehursag, the house of the mountain, which was purported to be Shulgi's palace. Woolley, in his first season, found inscribed bricks in the walls that mentioned Ur-Namma's temple of the moon god, and he concluded the building was actually a temple, dubbing the excavation area HT. He believed the actual ehursag palace to be located somewhere else within the temenos. Many of his subsequent excavation abbreviations attest to his search for the building, but he eventually agreed that HT was the ehursag itself. In his fourth season, Woolley cleared the remaining extents of the building. He had already explored parts of the terrace wall on which it stood and came to find that this was part of the Ur III temenos wall. Along this wall near the ehursag Woolley found a deep well, at the bottom of which (13 meters down) were many inscribed clay cones.     
Season Number: 01: 1922-1923      
Season Number: 04: 1925-1926      

Objects: Ehursag | HT Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
1003 (none) (none) (none) Goblet. Drab clay, wheelmade, broken. Type LXXVI. Not P.
6329 (none) (none) (none) Cone of Kudur-Mabug. Fragment- col. II 1-7. Same inscription as U.861, U.2611, U.2679, U.2794. H.C.
6737 (none) (none) B16210, B16210 Fragment of steatite stamp for bricks. (E)-gu-bu?. About BC 2700. E.
6926 (none) (none) B16350 Bull pendant. Mottled greenish marble. Flat base. E. [drawing 1:1]
6929 (none) (none) B16353 Miniature spoon? Yellowish shell. Broken. Oblong with rounded edges and hemispherical top, small rounded handle broken at top forming a v-shaped join onto the body of the object thus giving it the appearance of an abnormally wide cricket bat. E.
6938 (none) (none) (none) Pendant bird. Miniature. Copper. On round base. In text: Neo-Babylonian period(14)
6942 (none) (none) (none) Alabaster statue. Fragment. On one side a cylindrical fragment in relief upon it incised vertical lines with oval shaped grooves at equidistant intervals on the lines. Bottom of cylindrical fragment consists of two raised bands which look like the flounced tiers of a kaukanes skirt. Next to it against the long side another cylindrical bu undulating fragment decorated with wavy lines and one spiral which abuts on the side of the first cylindrical fragment, surface of which is 15mm than surface of fragment adjoining. text: E-Hursag(11). B.
6956 (none) (none) (none) Fragment of black and white Porphyry Vase Time of Gudea?? Inscription incomplete. [King of] Sumer and Akkad for his life, has presented - The king whoever who shall [destroy] this inscription? B. H.C.
6957 (none) (none) (none) Gudea- Clay cone. To dDumuzi abzu his [ ], Gudea patesi of Lagash, his house in Girsu has built. H.C. B.
6968B (none) (none) B16219 (A) Copper statuette the basket carrier. Dungi's time. Text: Dim-tab-ta Temple(2) [drawing] (B) Uninscribed diorite tablet. Dungi's time. Text: Dim-tab-ta Temple(2) [drawing]
6994 (none) (none) (none) Nail. Bronze. Rectangular solid, square top wedge shaped bottom. B.
6995 (none) (none) (none) Pendant? For inlay. Shell. U. shaped apex like pointed arch. Slightly convex. Text: E-Hurang(12).
6996 (none) (none) (none) Cup. Miniature. Limestone? Gray. Shaped like a finger stall. [drawing]
7003 (none) (none) (none) Clay vase. Glazed. White. Type CCLX. = P.191
7006 (none) (none) B16604 Clay vase. Light drab. Type CCLIX =P.193. Neo-Bab?
7020 (none) (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Black steatite. Inscribed: Illegible. Gilgamesh and Enkidu attacking rampant lion; former grasps lion by tail from behind, the other stabs it with sword from in front. About BC 2100. text: E-Hursag(12). B.
7021 (none) (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Black steatite. Inscribed: Gilgamesh and Enkidu attacking rampant lion. One pulls the lion by the tail from behind, the other stabs with the sword in front. Scorpion. Inscription: Lud Nin-shubur. About BC 2100. Text: E-hursag(12). B.
7025 (none) (none) (none) Clay vase. Miniature. Glazed, white. Misshapen. [drawing 1:2]
7140A (none) (none) (none) Clay vase. Light drab. Rope decoration round neck and incised lines wavy. 3 upturned hooks inside to hold strainer? Ring base.
6997 (none) 1927,0527.178 (none) Cylinder seal. White steatite. Poor condition. Inscribed. Scene of worship. Votary introduced to seated god. About BC 2400.
7026 (none) 1927,0527.190 (none) Cylinder seal. Black steatite. Fragmentary. Gilgamesh and Enkidu fighting winged dragon. 2100 BC Text: E-hursag (12)
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Media: Ehursag | HT Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Ur Excavations VI; The Ur III Period Ur Excavations VI; The Ur III Period 1974 Woolley, Leonard (none)
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