The Royal Cemetery of Ur, Iraq: This photograph shows the progress of the excavations in the deep hole, Pit X, undertaken from by Leonard Woolley. The large-scale excavation removed cubic meters of soil and involved over 150 workers.
Nippur was one of the most ancient of all the Sumerian cities. It was the special seat of the worship of the Sumerian god Enlil, the "Lord Wind". Nippur was located in modern Nuffar in Afak, Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate, Iraq.
Uruk was one of the most important cities (at one time, the most important)in ancient Mesopotamia.According to the Sumerian King List, it was founded by King Enmerkar sometime around 4500 BCE.Located in the southern region of Sumer (modern day Iraq).The city of Uruk is most famous for its great king Gilgamesh and the epic tale of his quest for immortality. (to be continued).
The Sumerian King list - still puzzles historians after more than a century of research - it's an ancient manuscript originally recorded in the Sumerian language, listing kings of Sumer (ancient southern Iraq) from Sumerian and neighbouring dynasties, the