Description (Catalog Card): Cylinder seal Pinkish stone Rampant beasts Poor work and rubbed Chipped at base1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): TTG Loose in upper soil     
Material (Catalog Card): Shell2     
Material (Catalog Card): Stone2     
Measurement (Catalog Card): L 0024     
U Number: 9166     
Object Type: Seals, Stamps, and Sealings >> Cylinder Seals      
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Season Number: 05: 1926-1927      
Description (Modern): Cylinder seal. shell. animal scene. lions and goats. UE II: Cylinder seal, pink stone. Poor work and much worn.     
Material: Organic Remains >> Shell      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Stones and Minerals      
Museum Number (UPM B-number): B16853     
Measurement (X): 25     
Measurement (Y): 11     
Level: loose in upper soil     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley

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Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
TTG TTG is shorthand for Trial Trench G, the second extension of TTE, actually extending TTF and obliterating TTA. Like the other trenches in the Royal Cemetery it was never mapped and does not appear on an aerial photograph. The trench was dug on the same lines as TTF, essentially extending its width to the northwest. The first grave to be numbered in this trench was PG355, but the sequence from this point up to PG580 is shared among the three trenches. This trial trench and TTF may have been about 5 meters wide, somewhat wider than other trial trenches as Woolley continued to expand, though there is no proof of this other than a slight indication on the 1930 aerial photograph. Excavation while the three trenches were open would have resembled a wide stair case, with TTE being the lowest in the southeast, TTF somewhat higher to the northwest, and TTG higher still. By the end of the season, all three trenches had reached at least 5 meters depth, though TTE had reached 9 meters. The northwest portion of the cemetery did not produce as many graves as the southeast and Woolley extended excavations in the following season over a large area southeast of TTE, beginning with PG580. He also began to map individual graves in the overall area at this point. (none)
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Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Ur Excavations II; The Royal Cemetery Ur Excavations II; The Royal Cemetery 1934 Woolley, Leonard (none)
UPM Field Photo numbers UPM Field Photo numbers (none) (none) (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:41 Page:71 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:41 Page:71 (none)
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