Context Title: Persian House | PH     
Context Name (Excavation): PH     
Context Description: A few artifacts excavated in the first season at Ur are recorded with the excavation area abbreviation PH. The artifacts are ceramics of the Persian period, so it seems the abbreviation stands for Persian House or Persian Housing. There is no clear indication of where this domestic area was located but it is very likely to be along the northern edge of the temenos wall where other late period artifacts were excavated in the same season. These were said to come from Cemeteries X, Y, and Z, all of which were near each other along the line of or just north of the Neo-Babylonian temenos wall and were later found to be graves from beneath the floors of late period (Neo-Babylonian and Persian) houses. The context was never published on its own but instead is likely to be a part of the later assigned excavation area abbreviation XNCF.     


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Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
613 (none) (none) (none) Clay vase. Drab clay, wheelmade, with four wheelmade lines incised around the shoulder. [crossed out] Type XII [inserted] wrong.
614 (none) (none) (none) Clay vase. Greenish drab clay, wheelmade, mouth broken. [below] Type XXXII. Slightly hollow base. ? P 163
615 (none) (none) (none) Clay vase. Drab clay, wheelmade. Type XLVIII = P.97
616 (none) (none) (none) Clay vase. Greenish-yellow clay, wheelmade. [below] Type XLVIII = P.97
617 (none) (none) (none) Clay vase. Greenish-yellow clay. Wheelmade, with four wheel -turned lines (incised round the shoulder). [below] Photo 79. Type XII, but in the lower part more like TypeS XXXII and XLVIII.
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