The Royal Tombs of Ur

From 1922 to 1934, an archaeologist named C. Leonard Woolley excavated the site of the ancient Sumerian city of Ur. He made many great discoveries about the people who lived there.

Among the 1800 graves he discovered, there were 16 tombs which had very special and valuable objects in them. He called them the 'Royal tombs'.

The discovery of these tombs and their contents was reported all over the world. People read all about Woolley's excavations and were fascinated by his discoveries.


Read about Woolley's excavations at Ur and how he found the Royal tombs


Explore four of the Royal tombs


Play the Royal Game of Ur

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