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  Leonard Woolley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Charles Leonard Woolley (17 April 1880–20 February 1960) was a British archaeologist, best known for his excavations at Ur in Mesopotamia.
Woolley was born in London, and educated at New College, Oxford.
Woolley was one of the first "modern" archaeologists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leonard_Woolley   (520 words)

  
 Techniques on Sumerian Excavation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sir Leonard Woolley excavated at Ur from 1922 to 1934, uncovering prehistoric remains and an entire section of the city.
Woolley's most important discoveries belonged to the Sumerian age and included a cemetery with almost 2,500 graves, plus the royal "Death Pits" where the dead kings and one queen of Ur were buried along with their animals and servants.
Woolley was a conscientious excavator who paid great attention to detail, but he was working before the advent of modern scientific techniques and so his techniques may appear simple and perhaps even crude to modern observers.
www.digonsite.com /drdig/digging/35.html   (188 words)

  
 Woolley, Leonard - OnlineEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles Leonard Woolley (1880-1960) was a British archaeologist, best known for his excavations at Ur in Mesopotamia.
Woolley also worked in Tell el-Amarna with the Egypt Exploration Society.
From 1922 through 1934 he was in charge of the joint venture between the British Museum and the University of Pennsylvania excavating at Ur of the Chaldees where he made his greatest discovery.
www.neareasternarchaeology.com /encyclopedia/index.php/Leonard_Woolley   (442 words)

  
 Leonard Woolley - Wikipedia
Charles Leonard Woolley (* 1880 in London; 1960 ebenda) war ein britischer Archäologe.
Woolley gilt als einer der ersten "modernen" Archäologen.
Woolley wurde in London geboren und studierte am New College in Oxford.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leonard_Woolley   (97 words)

  
 Sir Leonard Woolley
One of Sir Leonard Woolley's colleagues, archaeologist Max Mallowan, met the detective novelist Agatha Christie at the excavations of Sir Leonard Woolley.
The murder victim in the Agatha Christie's detective is Katherine Woolley, Sir Leonard's wife.
Leonard Woolley was born in London, the son of a clergyman.
www.digonsite.com /drdig/general/5.html   (742 words)

  
 Agatha Christie and Archaeology
Leonard Woolley himself took Agatha round the vast site, and made sense of the ruins for her so that she could imagine the lives of the ancient inhabitants.
Bell came to Ur at the end of the 1925-6 season, and Max Mallowan, then a general field assistant to Leonard Woolley, described her as a 'tigress' in the division of the objects.
Woolley had made it clear to Agatha that as Max's wife she would not be welcome at Ur.
www.fathom.com /course/21701725/session2.html   (1142 words)

  
 Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Of all Woolley's discoveries, the mid-third-millennium BC tombs of the Royal Cemetery of Ur, with their rich inventories of gold and evidence of human sacrifice, received more intense coverage than any other.
Woolley's excavations competed only with Howard Carter's discovery of the intact tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamen for public attention.
"Leonard Woolley saw with the eye of imagination: the place was as real to him as it had been in 1500 B.C., or a few thousand years earlier.
www.museum.upenn.edu /new/exhibits/ur/expedition.shtml   (339 words)

  
 McClung Museum - Royal Tombs of UR - Woolley and the Great Flood
Woolley announced his discovery quietly to the Directors of the British Museum and the University of Pennsylvania Museum at the end of January 1929, and made a public splash with a story in the London Times on March 16, 1929, shortly after the excavations had ended for the year.
Woolley's flood, sensational as it may have been, had to compete for public attention with evidence of another flood (more accurately, floods) discovered at Kish, in the northern portion of the floodplain.
In reassessing the evidence for the flood, Max Mallowan, Woolley's assistant at Ur, who married Agatha Christie, argued that neither the Ur flood, dating as it did to a remote prehistoric period, nor the upper Kish flood, so late in time, could be the source of the Mesopotamian narratives.
mcclungmuseum.utk.edu /specex/ur/ur-flood.htm   (2342 words)

  
 Whites Hill State College
One of the most paramount of excavations in history occurred at the ruins of the ancient Sumerian city of Ur, in 1922 to 1934, and was directed by Leonard Woolley.
Therefore, not only did Woolley’s excavations of the Royal Tombs act as an incredibly valuable source of information regarding the material culture and wealth of the ancient Sumerians, it told us of other aspects of their culture such as war and correct the misconceptions that existed regarding Sumerian religion.
Woolley uncovered much of the city of Ur, and found many artefacts that were used in everyday life thousands of years ago.
www.vnc.qld.edu.au /enviro/sumer/woolley.htm   (1555 words)

  
 Saudi Aramco World : Ur Of The Chaldees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the spring of that year, the sixth season in the field, the expedition began to find the astonishing, sunless kingdom of Ur—a kingdom of the grave into which deceased Sumerian kings had been followed by their servants, soldiers, courtiers and whole teams of oxen.
During the reign of King Ur-Nammu, who established the dynasty, the ziggurat that Woolley explored was built, probably on the rubble of the first one.
Woolley believed that it had three irregular stages, each with broad terraces on two sides, the topmost surmounted by a small shrine dedicated to the moon-god Nannar.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/196802/ur.of.the.chaldees.htm   (949 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The Sumerians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Leonard Woolley, as leader of the joint expedition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the British Museum, directed important excavations on the site of Ur of the Chaldees, a famous city long buried in the desert sand of Mesopotamia.
The exhibit featured the objects which Woolley recovered in the first part of the last century from the tomb of Puabi, a Sumerian priestess whose court was sacrificed and buried with her.
Woolley was also writing during an era when it was considered scientific to view history in terms of what he called "race," so he returns regularly to contrast his view of the racial stock of the Sumerians with that of the Semites in Mesopotamia.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0393002926?v=glance   (1517 words)

  
 otnen2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
And this is exactly what Woolley did: his knowledge of the Bible, his understanding of the flood, the patriarchs and of Abraham formed the glue which cemented the different archaeological artefacts into one coherent story about Abraham and the early history of Israel.
Woolley was convinced that Ur was the birthplace of Abraham.
She said: 'Leonard Woolley saw with the eye of imagination: the place was as real to him as if it had been 1500 B.C., or a few thousand years earlier.
www.up.ac.za /academic/theology/news/otnen2.htm   (2385 words)

  
 McClung Museum - TREASURES FROM THE ROYAL TOMBS OF UR
Extravagant jewelry of gold, lapis lazuli, and carnelian, cups of gold and silver, bowls of alabaster, and extraordinary objects of art and culture were among the Mesopotamian treasures uncovered in the late 1920s by renowned British archaeologist C. Leonard Woolley in a joint expedition by the British Museum and the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
Woolley classified 16 of these as "royal" based on their distinctive form, their wealth, and the fact that they contained burials of servants and other high-ranking personages along with the "royal" person.
Among C. Leonard Woolley's discoveries at Ur were thick layers of water-laid clay found beneath Ur and dating back to between 4,000 and 3,000 BC.
mcclungmuseum.utk.edu /specex/ur/ur.htm   (1271 words)

  
 Cessair, from a New York Hotel Room
Woolley's expedition had been mostly funded by the Americans but Woolley was a dashing adventurer and an excellent publicist and was selected as the leader.
Woolley dug down into the bottom of Sumerian civilization, through the ruins of the so-called Early Dynasty (2900 - 2800 B.C.) In 1929, he amazed the world with his discovery of a gold- filled royal cemetery that had been overlooked by past grave robbers.
Though Woolley was a severe and domineering classical scholar, he had a talent for interpreting his shards and runes in a vivid way.
www.stanford.edu /~meehan/donnelly/letter.html   (934 words)

  
 Sacrifices in the Sumerian Culture
Leonard Woolley excavated a cemetery at Ur; dated 3500 BCE.
Woolley started in 1927 to dig in the Royal Cemetery at Ur and startled the world by bringing to light funeral practices that were strange, and which the texts of Sumer had not talked about.
Woolley and his crew found sixteen royal graves and the number of victims varied from a half a dozen to between seventy and eighty.
gallery.sjsu.edu /sacrifice/sumerians.html   (2091 words)

  
 Student Legal Services Reaches 'Critical Point' Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Woolley said Leonard discussed the name of the services, the makeup of its board of directors and the coverage of on-campus students.
Woolley also said the group agreed the board of directors should include students and community leaders.
Woolley said the services are meant to be preventive, and on-campus students still need assistance.
thepost.baker.ohiou.edu /archives/021696/student.html   (324 words)

  
 Leonard Woolley : Charles Leonard Woolley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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Sweet stillness reigned around, and lowly sang the birds as beloved sister--Windspiel upon his knees, and in the sand at.
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 At the Museums: Wonders of Ur
Following closely on the sensational opening of King Tut's tomb were C. Leonard Woolley's discoveries at Ur from 1922 to 1934.
Woolley opened more than 2,000 tombs at Ur, as well as conducted extensive excavations of a ziggurat and other large-scale buildings.
Of the 660 tombs dug here by Woolley, 16 were of such wealth and complexity that he considered them to be the final resting places of the city's royalty.
www.archaeology.org /0003/abstracts/museum.html   (593 words)

  
 Royal Tombs of Ur
Extravagant jewelry of gold, lapis lazuli, and carnelian, cups of gold and silver, bowls of alabaster, and extraordinary objects of art and culture were among the Mesopotamian treasures uncovered in the late 1920s by renowned British archaeologist C. Leonard Woolley (1880-1960) in a joint expedition by the British Museum and the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
Woolley classified 16 of these as "royal" based on their distinctive form, their wealth, and the fact that they contained burials of servants and other high-ranking personages along with the "royal" remains.
Woolley found many more artifacts, now world-famous in the fields of art, history, and archaeology, in other tombs.
www.clemusart.com /exhibit/ur   (1289 words)

  
 Crushed skull and head-dress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
About 2600-2400 BC The excavator Leonard Woolley discovered this skull in the 'Great Death-Pit' in the cemetery at Ur.
Woolley poured wax over the remains to hold them together when they were lifted out of the ground.
Woolley also found cockle-shells beside the woman's body, with green paint which may have been used as a cosmetic.
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk /compass/ixbin/goto?id=OBJ4692   (215 words)

  
 Woolley and the Biblical Flood
Woolley and the Flood: A Letter from Boston
It has sometimes been suggested that Woolley "created" this story for popular consumption but if what follows can be proven out then....
This is overlain by Woolley's flood sand layer which shows up distinctively in several shafts.
www.stanford.edu /~meehan/donnelly/letwool.html   (422 words)

  
 Leonard Woolley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles Leonard Woolley (1880-1960) era arqueólogo británico, conocido lo más mejor posible para sus excavaciones en Ur en Mesopotamia.
Woolley fue llevado en Londres, Inglaterra, y educado en la universidad nueva, Oxford.
Woolley era uno de los primeros arqueólogos "modernos".
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/le/Leonard%20Woolley.htm   (124 words)

  
 The Royal Cemetery of Ur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Royal Cemetery of Ur Woolley's excavation of RT 800 (Queen Pu-Abi's Grave)
The care with which Sir Leonard Woolley excavated the Royal Cemetery of Ur is justly famous, and the difficult conditions under which he worked would prove challenging to even the most skilled archaeologist today.
It is supposed by some that the original occupant of RT 789 was Queen Pu-Abi's king, but because that tomb was plundered in antiquity, his identity is unknown.
www.arth.upenn.edu /522/puabi/puabi.html   (135 words)

  
 The Lyre of Ur, Carl McTague
Woolley holding the hardened plaster mold of a lyre similar to
The lyre—formally identified as U. 12353—was one of two bull’s-headed instruments that British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley recovered from the so-called Death Pit during his highly publicized excavations of Ur’s Royal Cemetery in the 1920s and 30s.
Woolley cleverly recovered the instrument by pouring liquid Plaster of Paris into the delicate recesses left by its decayed wooden frame.
www.mctague.org /carl/music/computer/pieces/lyre   (829 words)

  
 Leonard Woolley -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Woolley was born in (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center) London, and educated at (Click link for more info and facts about New College, Oxford) New College, Oxford.
In 1905, he became assistant keeper of the (Click link for more info and facts about Ashmolean Museum) Ashmolean Museum, (A city in southern England northwest of London; site of Oxford University) Oxford.
Ur of the Chaldees: A Record of Seven Years of Excavation.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/le/leonard_woolley.htm   (545 words)

  
 Zwoje (The Scrolls) 2 (35), 2003
Woolley envisaged that it had been carried on a pole as a standard.
The man to whom we owe all of this is Sir Leonard Woolley (1880-1960).
Sir Leonard Woolley with the triangular frame of an excavated Sumerian harp, 1920s.
www.zwoje-scrolls.com /zwoje35/text11.htm   (2364 words)

  
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Explore & Learn: Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the late 1920s, Leonard Woolley excavated nearly two thousand burials.
Woolley called these "royal tombs," assuming they contained Ur's deceased kings and queens.
The excavator, Leonard Woolley, revealed an earth ramp leading down about five meters into a pit approximately twelve by four meters.
www.metmuseum.org /explore/First_Cities/death_meso.htm   (555 words)

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