Lecture 9

Lecture 9 - Lecture 9 The royal cemetery of Ur 2000 burials...

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Lecture 9 The royal cemetery of Ur: 2000 burials excavated, 16 were royal (burial chamber at bottom of shaft, multiple bodies, elaborate rituals where many people died at the same time, many robbed) Queen pu abi- her tomb was above a king’s? (because she loved her husband so much she wanted to be buried near him) Only royal tomb to survive largely intact Headdress (big hair), lots of jewelry (to buy into the afterlife) Meskalamdug- Wooley had written chamber down as a private grave but was definitely a king (gold helmet, Mari: votive statues (king mari) Great death pit-death pit was undisturbed 6 man servants, copper kettle, 4 women harpists, 64 ladies of the court harp had bull-headed lyre Ram caught in a thicket (goat on tree)—wooley said it was like genesis 22:13 found in great death pit The royal standard of ur Lecture 8 Uruk— (4000-3100 BC) in Mesopotamia (land between rivers) written texts, cities, state- level organization (kingship) World’s first state level society
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course AR 100 taught by Professor Danti during the Spring '09 term at BU.

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