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The Necropolis  
   

The Necropolis

This is a view of the best preserved part of the necropolis, the tombs of the Third Dynasty of Ur.
Ancient Ur

June 30th 2007
I have just reached my official halfway point on my tour, unless they extend me, and I must say that the time has been flying, and soon I should be gazing upon the green fields of England. But until then, let me share more of my good times here. Yesterday I went to visit the ancient Sumerian and Babylonian city of Ur which is right outside our location. The site of the Ziggurat is incredible, ... read more
Middle East » Iraq

Iraqi Flag Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a... ... read more
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