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| Images of a Sherpa. We flew down to Tallil in one of these.
|A herd of camels walked across the road in front of the bus. (133kb)||Our guide. (294kb)|| Our guide shows us a picture of what the
ziggurat looked like before the ravages of time. (209kb)
|The ziggurat from a distance (145kb)|| Ur is credited with being the first to
create arched doorways. This may well be the oldest arch in the world, from about
6,000 BC. (303kb)
|The Vorpal Bunny checking out the ruins. (252kb)|
|(236kb)|| Walking among the ruin of the city of
Ur. The city is several kilometers long by a couple kilometers wide. (279kb)
|Some of the excavated city walls. (252kb)|
|The royal tomb of King Shulgi. (292kb)|| In the previous picture, I didn't
know I was standing on an inverted arch, (where those people are now...)
|Looking into the tomb of king Shulgi. (314kb)|
|Inside Shulgi's tomb. (282kb)||The wood was a reinforcing piece added during the 1922 excavations. (252kb)|| The Vorpal Bunny and I, on the steps to
|The Vorpal Bunny checking out the other royal tomb. (270kb)||Bricks with cunform writings are prevalent throughout Ur. (102kb)||Another set of cuinform. (222kb)|
| The rebuilt (on the original
foundations) of the home of Terah, merchant father of Abraham.
|A slightly different angle showing the expansive 27 room building. (298kb)||One of the open courtyards with a water drainage hole. (306kb)|
|Another view. (247kb)|| The Vorpal Bunny and I on the steps to the
upper floor of Abraham's home.
|The largest courtyard. (287kb)|
| MAJ Chris Daniels and I in the largest
courtyard of Abraham's home.
|The ziggurat. (158kb)||A close up of the left front corner. (271kb)|
| Near the bottom of the 109 steps to the top
of the ziggurat.
|(276kb)|| Looking out at Tallil Airbase from
the top of the ziggurat.
|The Vorpal Bunny wanted to explore the ziggurat. (298kb)||The Vorpal Bunny at the top of the steps. (327kb)|| Looking out over the city of Ur.
The city extended all the way to the trees in the background.
|The right front corner of the ziggurat. (275kb)||At the top of the steps. (310kb)||The group of soldiers who came from LSA Aanconda to see the ziggurat. (457kb)|
| The Vorpal Bunny didn't want to be
left out, so he had to get in this shot. He made the trip too!
| After visiting the ziggurat, we went to
have Italian food at a little cafe on Tallil Airbase, and the Vorpal Bunny had to
inspect my antipasto to ensure there were no carbs.