Description (Catalog Card): Cyliner Seal Lapis lazuli Presentation scene: 3 figures, all standing, and 2 columns of inscription: Bur iluda-gan; mar Ku-ru-ub iluadad1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): EM grave found with U.10405-U.10408     
Material (Catalog Card): Lapis lazuli2     
Measurement (Catalog Card): L. 0023 Diam 0012     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley
[3] Internal UPM list compiled by: Barrett. 1976. Near East Section, Ur, Inscribed Objects


Locations: 10407 | 1928,1010.102 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
EM Site | EM The excavation area abbreviation EM stands for Extra-Mural because this area lies outside of the southwest Temenos Wall. H.R. Hall investigated a portion of the high ground at this site (his Area A) in 1919, finding the remains of domestic structures. Taylor had also cut a trench here in 1853. Woolley first tested the ground early in 1926 (season 4) and then dug more completely in season 5, concentrating on about 60x40 meters of space and excavating to a depth of approximately 5 meters from the surface. He dug through Kassite and other late remains that were particularly fragmentary. He reported two Kassite houses (which he dubbed High House and Hill House) that were complete enough to map, and eventually uncovered twelve houses of the Isin-Larsa/Old Babylonian period. There were many graves beneath the floors and tablets were also relatively common. Most of the tablets have to do with the business of the temple, so the houses here probably belonged to temple workers. Woolley named the streets he found in areas EM and AH. He felt that by naming the streets he could more easily identify any particular house, giving them numbers along the street with odd numbers on one side and even on the other. Many of the street names recur in the English city of Bath, where Woolley owned a house. The northern portion of area EM ('Quality Lane' on Woolley's map) was excavated as area DP in season 4. This was higher ground than much of the rest of EM and is mapped with only partial houses that are not published in any detail. The houses of EM are more completely published, but their various phases of construction and rebuilding are not detailed. The domestic space represented by these houses likely continued eastward into area EH in the Isin-Larsa/Old Babylonian and Kassite periods, then was cut through and partly destroyed by the foundations of the Neo-Babylonian temenos wall. (none)
LG/114 Under floor of a partially excavated house in EM area. (none)
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Media: 10407 | 1928,1010.102 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
UPM Field Photo numbers UPM Field Photo numbers (none) (none) (none)
Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period 1976 Woolley, L. and M. Mallowan (none)
Ur Excavations X; Seal Cylinders Ur Excavations X; Seal Cylinders 1951 Legrain, Leon, and Woolley, Leonard (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:45 Page:108 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:45 Page:108 (none)
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