Presentation on theme: "Discoveries at Ur. Do Now Turn to pages 106 and 107 of your textbook What does it mean to excavate? What shape do archeologists dig the ground into? Why."— Presentation transcript:
Discoveries at Ur
Do Now Turn to pages 106 and 107 of your textbook What does it mean to excavate? What shape do archeologists dig the ground into? Why do they do this?
Leonard Woolley Led an excavation at Ur Uncovered different layers that held artifacts from Ur’s history 5000 B.C. to 2000 B.C.
Layers Deepest layer was the remains of an Ubaid Village (1) Above that layer was 8 feet of mud, evidence a flood destroyed Ur (2) Ur was rebuilt, and the Royal Cemetery of Ur was found (3) Highest layer of ruins contained small mud-brick buildings. Euphrates changed course, Ur was abandoned (4)
Royal Tombs of Ur Showed skill of Sumerian craft-workers Evidence of long distance trade Tombs of royalty and high priests Precious metals and stones Jewelry and Weapons
Activity Work in your group to complete page 26 of your Homework and Practice Book
Wrap Up Who made the discoveries of Ur? What was found in each layer?