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Scientists find 4500-year old temple in Ur in Iraq


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Scientists find 4500-year old temple in Ur in Iraq

By Shaymaa Adel

Azzaman, February 23, 2012

Iraqi and foreign archaeologists have uncovered a temple at the Sumerian city of Ur, which dates back to about 2500 B.C., the head of the Antiquities Department says.

So far the scientists have uncovered one of the walls of the temple along with numerous graves from the same period, said Hussein Rashid.

Ur is one of ancient Iraq’s most fascinating cities. It has given the world priceless treasures from the Sumerian civilization that flourished in southern Iraq.

The Sumerians, whose ethnic and linguistic stock is still a mystery, invented writing and established a civil system of government in southern Iraq more than 5000 years ago.

“An Italian excavation team in coordination with their Iraqi counterparts have uncovered the wall of a temple dating to 2500 B.C. at Tel Abu Tabeer in the ancient city of Ur,” said Rashid.

Rashid said there were three foreign excavation teams currently working in Iraq. It is the first team of foreign archaeologists to be working in the country for more than two decades.

Rashid said an American team was to arrive in Iraq to excavate ancient mounds in the southern city of Nasiriya, the capital of Dhi Qar Province where the richest and most ancient Mesopotamian ruins are found.

Rashid also said another Italian group will be arriving in the country to excavate the ancient Assyrian military capital, Nimrud, in the northern Province of Nineveh.

The Italian team in Ur is closely cooperating with scientist at Dhi Qar University. Rashid said Italian scientists will be lecturing on Iraq’s ancient civilizations and languages in English.

Ur is the dream place for foreign scientists specialized in Near Eastern studies. It is often referred to in the literature as “the world’s Archaeological Museum” for its great number of ancient sites.

http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2012-02-23\kurd.htm

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Thanks K98 wish we could get a picture of it, I would love to see it.. I wonder in those days if the alters were ornate with gold ??

The alters were ornate with gold, oil, and 25,000 IQD notes, and were know to be predictors of the future, and were revealed on a Thursday. B)

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The alters were ornate with gold, oil, and 25,000 IQD notes, and were know to be predictors of the future, and were revealed on a Thursday. B)

Carrello, you left out a Thursday soooon :P

Thanks for the pic Yota, not what I imagined at all !!!

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Good morning :)

Proverbs 13:21-24

21 Evil pursues sinners,

But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,

But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

23 Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor,

And for lack of justice there is waste.[a]

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Evidence for a very advanced culture from Abraham’s day (born in Ur) has been unearthed at Ur. Its restored ziggurat, or temple tower, is often shown in news reports. A temple to the moon god Nanna, or Sin, was situated on the top of the tower.http://christiananswers.net/q-abr/abr-iraq.html

My grandchildren call me Nanna, maybe I need to consider changing my handle (lol).

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Good morning K98, well Stryker here another one of those article about the treasure of Iraq!!

Yes yota and thanks for all the pictures.

We will be amazed at the wealth of this country when it is finially time for Iraq to show the world the true 7 year study of minerals, they will continue to uncover wealth. This all IMO will back the viewed value of their currency now and on going.

Thanks K98 and yota....

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Good morning K98, well Stryker here another one of those article about the treasure of Iraq!!

Iraq....one of the world's greatest enigmas. So many riches in natural resources and cultural treasures in such a volatile land. God must have an ironic sense of humor.

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The alters were ornate with gold, oil, and 25,000 IQD notes, and were know to be predictors of the future, and were revealed on a Thursday. B)

:lmao:

One strange artifact that have archeologists puzzled is the 12 foot golden statue of a babysitter holding a watermelon in her lap, and a 15 foot golden camel wearing a bra stands beside her. Scientists believe she the Sumerian babysitter long sought after by many for thousands of years.

Archeologists and Scientists noted the gigantic golden statue has a strange influence on all who have contact with it. They immediately go home and make their beds, brush their teeth and call their mothers.

Jalal Talabani has required all blocks of Iraq to go on a field trip to visit the matriarch of big and golden presence before the National Meeting and Arab Summit. PM Maliki stated he would go soon.

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While we are all contemplating DINAR, this is wonderful to be reminded that the LAND (now called Iraq - no-thanks to the British carving up the world) was the cradle of civilization...

Note: not the ORIGIN of man - the CRADLE of civilization - they are different - Man existed before "civilization" Civilization is an adjective - a "process" - of civilizing... Think of it as "team building" as opposed to every man for himself...

It was there that Man learned how to do big things with the help of others.

Sadly, it was also there that Man learned how to enslave other men in his pursuit of his vision...

Therein was the origin of the "Haves" and "Have Nots"....

We have much to be thankful for to the region in the evotlution of our species - many important lessons if only we study...

Best!

Greg

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