Urbanism - H un ter Sapp Ur The ancient city of Ur is...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Hunter Sapp – Ur The ancient city of Ur is located in, what is most commonly known as, Mesopotamia between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The capital city of Ur contained a complex temple of multiple levels and stairways known as a ziggurat. The ziggurat of Ur during Sumerian times was believed to be called Etemennigur, which literally translates to house whose foundation creates terror. Which was the initial goal given the barren landscape of the region. The ziggurat most likely could have been seen from miles away and alone stood as an architectural feat. The shear size of the monument most likely gave the ruling elite some sort of mental cognition that they were actually supreme human beings. This fact combined with the absolute beauty that was produced from the decoration of the ziggurat also enhanced the Sumarian elites perceptive of their power. The ziggurat in Ur happened to be dedicated to Nanna, the moon god and was built by Ur-Nammu in the 21 st Century BC during the Third Dynasty
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course ANTHRO 3 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

Page1 / 2

Urbanism - H un ter Sapp Ur The ancient city of Ur is...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online