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This photograph shows the progress of the excavations in the deep hole, Pit X, undertaken from 1933-1934. The large-scale excavation removed 13,000 cubic meters of soil and involved over 150 workers. Photo Credit: C. Leonard Woolley, 1934, and Iraq's Ancient Past, Penn Museum Woolley conducted excavations at Ur for 12 seasons, excavations paid for by the British Museum the University of Pennsyvlania; five of those seasons (1926-1932) were concentrated on the Royal Cemetery.

Early Twentieth Century Excavations at the Royal Cemetery at Ur

Early Twentieth Century Excavations at the Royal Cemetery at Ur: Excavating the Royal Cemetery at Ur

Semiramis (Greek: Σεμίραμις, Armenian: Շամիրամ Shamiram) was the legendary wife of King Ninus, succeeding him to the throne of Assyria. ... A real and historical Shammuramat (the Akkadian and Aramaic form of the name) was the Assyrian wife of Shamshi-Adad V (ruled 824 BC–811 BC), king of Assyria and ruler of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, and its regent for five years until her son Adad-nirari III came of age.

Assyrian queen Semiramis (Shamiram) was the legendary wife of King Ninus, succeeding him to the throne of Assyria.

Part of a throne with deity on a bull [Probably Toprakkale, eastern Anatolia] (50.163) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Part of a throne with deity on a bull, Urartian, late century BCE.

Eridu Excavations. Eridu is an ancient Sumerian city in what is now Tell Abu Shahrain, Iraq. It was long considered the earliest city in S Mesopotamia, and is still today argued to be the oldest city in the world. Located about 7.5-mi SW of Ur, Eridu was the southernmost of a conglomeration of cities that grew about temples. Eridu was founded ca 5400 BC, close to the Persian Gulf near the mouth of the Euphrates River

Eridu is an ancient Sumerian city in what is now Tell Abu Shahrain, Iraq.

Sabean script carved in the stone of The Temple of the Moon or 'Arsh Bilqis as it is known to the Bedouin population.

Sabaean, an extinct Semitic language once spoken in Saba, the biblical Sheba, in southern Arabia. The Sabaean or Sabaic alphabet is one of the south Arabian alphabets.

Modern Aramaic (Assyrian/Syriac)/ English-Modern Aramaic: Dictionary and Phrasebook by Nicholas Awde, Nineb Limassu, and Nicholas Al-Jeloo

Hebrew is the language of the Bible and often deemed as sacred but this is not the only reason why people choose to learn this ancient language.

Assyrian Artifact - British Museum 25

Assyrian Artifact - British Museum 25

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