Royal Tombs of Ur, Ancient Babylon, Tell el-Muqayyar, Dhi Qar Province, Iraq
During 1922-1934, archaeologist C. Leonard Woolley discovered a site within the Ancient City of Ur. This site is known as the Royal Tombs of Ur. He discovered sixteen tombs, each containing different valuable treasures and materials. Within these tombs lay the burials of people from Ancient Ur. Burials included jewelry, pottery, seals, weapons, precious materials, and many other artifacts from Ancient Ur (Art and Architecture). These Artifacts were produced by the many Specialized Jobs in Ancient Ur, including Jewelry-Makers, Potters and Craftsmen. The quality and quantity of the the burials dedicated to the deceased reflected the Social Hierarchy of Ancient Ur. Those who received larger portions of burials worth more value were wealthier than those who received less with little purpose.