Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Nippur Expedition 9
III: Events
Sumerian house dated to the beginning of Ur's Third Dynasty. It encloses a large shrine, a two-stepped altar (right), and a series of hearths for burnt offerings (center). A pick-man (background) is clearing a wall containing a niche.
Nippur (Extinct city)--Antiquities | Architecture, Sumerian | Dwellings--Iraq--Nippur (Extinct city) | Altars (Religious fixtures) | Shrines (Structures) | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 11.5 x 17.0 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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