Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 11 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Sci Tech    H4'ed 1/22/18

Daily Inspiration — Recycled Archaeology

Follow Me on Twitter     Message Josh Mitteldorf
Become a Fan
  (51 fans)

In the 1920s, Leonard Woolley was exhuming the 2,500-year-old city of Ur when he came upon objects much older. The older items were tagged and numbered by someone who had come before him. Eventually he realized he was in an archaeological museum, where artifacts from more than 7,000 years ago had been preserved for the wondering eyes of the "modern" civilization of 2,500 years ago. A Babylonian priestess named Ennigaldi-Nanna organised, translated and catalogued hundreds of artifacts from excavations across Mesopotamia.

Read more from Ben Thomas writing at Aeon

idea_sized-ur_excavations_1900_14767396365
idea_sized-ur_excavations_1900_14767396365
(Image by aeon.co.uk)
  Details   DMCA

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Josh Mitteldorf Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in


Josh Mitteldorf, a senior editor at OpEdNews, blogs on aging at http://JoshMitteldorf.ScienceBlog.com. Read how to stay young at http://AgingAdvice.org.
Educated to be an astrophysicist, he has branched out from there to mathematical (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Twitter Bans The Donald

Artificial Earthquakes

Cold Fusion: Tangible Hope in an Age of Despair

New Scientific Study: Smoking Gun Evidence of 9/11 Explosives in WTC Dust

PayPal cuts off Bradley Manning Legal Defense; Backs Off under Grass Roots Pressure

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: