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Noun1.Sir Leonard Woolley - English archaeologist who supervised the excavations at Ur (1880-1960)
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Their puppet king ruled from 1921 until Britain granted Iraq independence in 1932, and it was during that decade that the archaeologist Leonard Woolley, funded by the British Museum, excavated the Sumerian city of Ur.
These include ones by British archeologist Leonard Woolley, who had significantly contributed to the discovery of Sumer; the earliest known civilization in the historical region of southern Mesopotamia.
Equally problematic are some of the reinforcements that the British archaeologist Leonard Woolley improvised at Ur in the 1920s, in modern-day southern Iraq.
As important as the stories of the objects were the people who made them, discovered them, promoted them, or otherwise animated them, shaping their place in the world through a sensational press release (in the case of the archaeologist Charles Leonard Woolley, who desperately wanted Mesopotamia to compete with the Egyptomania triggered by the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922), a fast-paced detective fiction (Agatha Christie worked on Woolley's dig, where she met her second husband, Max Mallowan, as well as Woolley's wife, the model for her victim in the Hercule Poirot mystery Murder in Mesopotamia), or an erudite interpretation (as exemplified by Henri Frankfort, who spoke of Sumerian artifacts never in terms of primitivism but always in the language of fine art).
Some of the tablets that Leonard Woolley's excavation found at Level VII of Tell Atchana, ancient Alalah, are contracts recording the purchase or exchange of settlements, says Lauinger, and in his dissertation he followed most scholars in believing that acquiring a settlement granted the owner to right to receive taxes from it.
Ur of the Chaldees by Sir Leonard Woolley (his description of burial practices certainly fed my - thwarted - desire to be an archaeologist).
According to museum records a team of archaeologists led by Sir Leonard Woolley from the Penn and British museums had unearthed the skeleton.
There is, for example, a lifelike cast bronze hand from Yemen made between 100 and 300 CE or the Royal Game of Ur, also known as the Game of 20 Squares, found in the Royal Tombs of Ur in southern Iraq by Sir Leonard Woolley in the 1920s and estimated to be around 4,500 years old.