Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Nippur Expedition 48
III: Events
Bronze figure (13 in.) 2100 BCE, from a brick foundation box at the main gateway to a temple in the city of Nippur in Iraq. Either Ur-Nammu, the founder of the third dynasty of Ur, or his son King Shulgi built the temple enclosure and the buildings within. While excavating the complex, a joint expedition of the University of Chicago and the American Schools of Oriental Research at Baghdad found the box, which also held ceramic beads, an inscribed tablet, and colored stones.
Ur-Nammu, King of Ur | Shulgi, King of Ur | Bronzes (Visual works) | Nippur (Extinct city)--Antiquities | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Photographic prints; 24.0 x 19.5 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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