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Context Royal Graves
Locale Description In the 1920’s, Leonard Woolley excavated thousands of graves at Ur, some 17 of which were exceptionally richly furnished. Most of graves in the Royal Cemetery date to the later part of the Early Dynastic period (ca. 2600 – 2400 BCE). Three of the wealthy tombs have been identified to specific individuals, Queen Puabi, Akalamdug, and Meskalamdug. One context, the “Great Death Pit” contained some 74 individuals who were likely poisoned as a funerary sacrifice.
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Global Heritage Fund. "Royal Graves from Iraq/Ur". (2006) In Iraq Heritage Program. Global Heritage Fund (Ed.) . Released: 2006-11-07. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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Iraq Heritage Program

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