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Excavations at Ur of the Chaldees, 1926–19271

Naturevolume 120pages124125 (1927) | Download Citation



THE excavations started last year on Oct. 28 abd were closed down on Feb. 19. With the exception of Father Burrows, who replaced Dr. Legrain as epigraphist, my staff was the same as in the former season, Mrs. Keeling being responsible for the drawings, Mr. Whitburn for the architectural side, and Mr. Mallowan acting as general archaeological assistant; as foreman I had again Hamoudi from Jerablus, while his two sons were engaged, one as photographer, one as junior foreman. The number of workmen employed was smaller than usual, in view of the nature of our programme, and averaged about 130. The work fell into two distinct parts: the excavation of building sites, principally the houses of the Larsa period, and the examination of a large prehistoric cemetery.


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