This classic work from 1930 describes the archaeological mission to Iraq which was a huge leap in the understanding of Mesopotamian history. It chronicles the journey, the excavations and the findings in a personalised account, heavily illustrated with maps, photographs of the locations and the findings, offering great insight into a special investigation of its time.
Preface 1. From London to Babylon, via Bombay and Baghdad 2. From Babylon to Ur 3. Ur of the Chaldees 4. The Work and the Workers 5. In Camp at Ur 6. The Work at Ur 7. Abu Shahrain 8. Al-‘Ubaid 9. From Ur to London via Jerusalem and Dair Al-Bahri
Reissuing works originally published between 1930 and 1996, this set presents a rich selection of renowned and lesser-known scholarship across the subject. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this set of research, guidance and surveys. It includes works of theory and of practical research, ranging over a wide range of themes from archaeology and place-names to industrial archaeology to the rock art of Africa.