Ur of the Chaldees. A Virtual Vision of Woolley’s Excavations at Ur

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By: Gareth Brereton

Tell al-Muqayyar – better known as the ancient city of Ur – is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites discovered in the Middle East. The remains of this ancient settlement form a mound rising to a height of more than twenty meters above the southwestern flood plain of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in southern Iraq, near the modern city of Nasiriyah.

Figure 0. Aerial view of Ur, 1927.

Aerial view of Ur, 1927.

Reviving this important site using twenty-first century techniques is an important challenge. The

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