Worldwide Exhibits on the Ancient Near East

In this section of the newsletter, we try to provide you with a current listing of interesting exhibits on the Ancient Near East. If you have any additions, please contact us and we’ll place them on the website. Continue reading Worldwide Exhibits on the Ancient Near East

Ur of the Chaldees: A Virtual Vision of Woolley’s Excavations

By: Jonathan Taylor, Curator at the British Museum and Birger Helgestad, Project Curator

The Ur project is a dynamic new collaboration between the British Museum  and the Penn Museum. It started in July 2013 with $1.28 million lead support from the Leon Levy Foundation. The project takes the successful cooperation of the 1920’s–1930’s excavations at Ur into the twenty-first century, digitally reunifying the remarkable finds from that site in a state-of-the-art online facility. All finds from Ur in our collections are being documented and photographed, and the original excavation photographs, archives, plans, and other documents are being digitised. These data will be made freely available in an open neoteric database that will preserve the complete finds and records in digital formats for posterity. Continue reading Ur of the Chaldees: A Virtual Vision of Woolley’s Excavations