Context Title: Cemetery X     
Context Name (Excavation): X; Cemetery X     
Context Name (Publication): XNCF     
Context Description: Season 1 catalog cards contain the context location Cemetery X referring to late period (Persian and Neo-Babylonian) graves discovered along (or just northwest of) the northwest temenos wall. Originally believed to be a late period cemetery (along with cemeteries Y and Z nearby), it was eventually found that the graves lying near the surface here were originally located beneath the floors of domestic space that had almost completely denuded. Contextual information from later seasons indicate this area of houses and graves with the abbreviation XNCF, meaning northeast of the Nebuchadnezzar Corner Fort. Some of the material in this later explored area is as early as the Kassite period.     

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Objects: Cemetery X 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)
1138 (none) (none) (none) Vase. Drab clay: wheelmade. Type LVII. Not P
1139 (none) (none) (none) Vase. Drab clay: wheelmade. Neck broken off. Band of 4 incised lines spirally round body, below neck. Type LVII.
1140 (none) (none) (none) Jar. Yellow clay. Type 665 =P.130 [drawing 1:5]
1143 (none) (none) (none) Jar. Light brown clay: wheelmade. Broken at neck. Type 596 =P.159a [drawing 2:5]
1144 (none) (none) (none) Hemispherical Pot. Drab clay. Type III [19 written over?] [Type] 235 =P.11 [drawing 2:5]
1145 (none) (none) (none) Hemispherical Pot. Drab clay. (Broken in 2) Like U.1114
1174 (none) 1924,0920.150 (none) Clay model stool. red clay Having on all four sides roughly incised saltire in rectangle. [drawing 1:1] Height M. 0.028 length of sides M. 0.032
1445A (none) (none) (none) (none)
1694 (none) 1924,0920.365 (none) Cup. Drab clay (very fine); wheelmade, bell-shaped.
660 (none) (none) (none) Clay pot. Drab clay, wheelmade. [below] Type LXIX but the foot is less distinct + the neck has a New Bab. look (cf. Type LVII). The shoulder has "Persian" wheelmarkings. [circled] P.88
661 (none) (none) (none) Pot of creamy drab clay. Complete. [below] [crossed out]Type LXXIII. 252 = new 122 P. [inserted] Plate 77.
662 (none) (none) B15389 Pot of green ware, complete. On body, mark incised [reference drawing] after baking. [below] Photo. 77.Type LXX = [crossed out] new P. 137. P.91a. [drawing]
663A (none) (none) B15260 Beads. Carnelian, with a few bugles +other shaped of paste, crystal, + lapis strung up in 2 strings. A Carnelian. B Mixed.
663B (none) (none) (none) Beads. Carnelian, with a few bugles + other shaped of paste, crystal, + lapis strung up in 2 strings. A Carnelian. B Mixed.
664 (none) (none) (none) Bronze + iron. Rings + anklets a quantity of, mostly broken + all in very bad condition.
672A (none) (none) (none) [underlined] Beads. A large collection, re-strung on such evidence as could be obtained from the burial. See field notes A. Carnelian ball beads, 41 in all. B. Lentoids and carnelian, agate, lapis, hematite + glass paste, 42 in all. C. Small beads, ball, discoid, etc., in carnelian, crystal, lapis, amethystine quartz, black stone + paste. D. Very large lentoid + barrel beads in stone + paste, 1 paste cylinder seal roughly engraved with a man left shooting at a winged griffon. (in regular Deri Huzuh style), a cylinder seal of black steatite sketchily engraved but defaced, another with seated divine figure right and standing adorant left and one column inscription, also very poor work: also shell disk beads: large beads etc... in all 33, shell disks, 167. E. Small carnelian spacers, with small beads of various shapes in glass paste, frit, pebble, stone, etc. F. Mixed lot of beads in stone and paste.
672B (none) 1923,1110.177 (none) [underlined] Beads. A large collection, re-strung on such evidence as could be obtained from the burial. See field notes A. Carnelian ball beads, 41 in all. B. Lentoids and carnelian, agate, lapis, hematite + glass paste, 42 in all. C. Small beads, ball, discoid, etc., in carnelian, crystal, lapis, amethystine quartz, black stone + paste. D. Very large lentoid + barrel beads in stone + paste, 1 paste cylinder seal roughly engraved with a man left shooting at a winged griffon. (in regular Deri Huzuh style), a cylinder seal of black steatite sketchily engraved but defaced, another with seated divine figure right and standing adorant left and one column inscription, also very poor work: also shell disk beads: large beads etc... in all 33, shell disks, 167. E. Small carnelian spacers, with small beads of various shapes in glass paste, frit, pebble, stone, etc. F. Mixed lot of beads in stone and paste.
672C (none) (none) (none) [underlined] Beads. A large collection, re-strung on such evidence as could be obtained from the burial. See field notes A. Carnelian ball beads, 41 in all. B. Lentoids and carnelian, agate, lapis, hematite + glass paste, 42 in all. C. Small beads, ball, discoid, etc., in carnelian, crystal, lapis, amethystine quartz, black stone + paste. D. Very large lentoid + barrel beads in stone + paste, 1 paste cylinder seal roughly engraved with a man left shooting at a winged griffon. (in regular Deri Huzuh style), a cylinder seal of black steatite sketchily engraved but defaced, another with seated divine figure right and standing adorant left and one column inscription, also very poor work: also shell disk beads: large beads etc... in all 33, shell disks, 167. E. Small carnelian spacers, with small beads of various shapes in glass paste, frit, pebble, stone, etc. F. Mixed lot of beads in stone and paste.
672D (none) (none) (none) [underlined] Beads. A large collection, re-strung on such evidence as could be obtained from the burial. See field notes A. Carnelian ball beads, 41 in all. B. Lentoids and carnelian, agate, lapis, hematite + glass paste, 42 in all. C. Small beads, ball, discoid, etc., in carnelian, crystal, lapis, amethystine quartz, black stone + paste. D. Very large lentoid + barrel beads in stone + paste, 1 paste cylinder seal roughly engraved with a man left shooting at a winged griffon. (in regular Deri Huzuh style), a cylinder seal of black steatite sketchily engraved but defaced, another with seated divine figure right and standing adorant left and one column inscription, also very poor work: also shell disk beads: large beads etc... in all 33, shell disks, 167. E. Small carnelian spacers, with small beads of various shapes in glass paste, frit, pebble, stone, etc. F. Mixed lot of beads in stone and paste.
672E (none) (none) B15261 [underlined] Beads. A large collection, re-strung on such evidence as could be obtained from the burial. See field notes A. Carnelian ball beads, 41 in all. B. Lentoids and carnelian, agate, lapis, hematite + glass paste, 42 in all. C. Small beads, ball, discoid, etc., in carnelian, crystal, lapis, amethystine quartz, black stone + paste. D. Very large lentoid + barrel beads in stone + paste, 1 paste cylinder seal roughly engraved with a man left shooting at a winged griffon. (in regular Deri Huzuh style), a cylinder seal of black steatite sketchily engraved but defaced, another with seated divine figure right and standing adorant left and one column inscription, also very poor work: also shell disk beads: large beads etc... in all 33, shell disks, 167. E. Small carnelian spacers, with small beads of various shapes in glass paste, frit, pebble, stone, etc. F. Mixed lot of beads in stone and paste.
672F (none) (none) (none) [underlined] Beads. A large collection, re-strung on such evidence as could be obtained from the burial. See field notes A. Carnelian ball beads, 41 in all. B. Lentoids and carnelian, agate, lapis, hematite + glass paste, 42 in all. C. Small beads, ball, discoid, etc., in carnelian, crystal, lapis, amethystine quartz, black stone + paste. D. Very large lentoid + barrel beads in stone + paste, 1 paste cylinder seal roughly engraved with a man left shooting at a winged griffon. (in regular Deri Huzuh style), a cylinder seal of black steatite sketchily engraved but defaced, another with seated divine figure right and standing adorant left and one column inscription, also very poor work: also shell disk beads: large beads etc... in all 33, shell disks, 167. E. Small carnelian spacers, with small beads of various shapes in glass paste, frit, pebble, stone, etc. F. Mixed lot of beads in stone and paste.
673A (none) (none) B15287.1 [A-F] 6 bronze anklets. Plain ends.
673B (none) (none) B15287.2 [A-F] 6 bronze anklets. Plain ends.
673C (none) (none) B15287.3 [A-F] 6 bronze anklets. Plain ends.
673D (none) (none) (none) [A-F] 6 bronze anklets. Plain ends.
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Media: Cemetery X Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Ur Excavations IX; The Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods Ur Excavations IX; The Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods 1962 Woolley, L. and Mallowan, Max (none)
Ur Excavations VIII; The Kassite Period and the period of the Assyrian Kings Ur Excavations VIII; The Kassite Period and the period of the Assyrian Kings 1965 Woolley, Leonard (none)
Field Photographs Field Photographs GN0074 GN0074 (none)
Field Photographs Field Photographs GN0075 GN0075 (none)
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