Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Ziggurat Of Ur



Within the perimeter of our base lies the ruins of The Great Ziggurat of Ur; one of the oldest cities in the world, and one of the best preserved Ziggurats in Iraq and Iran. The chaplains here on post organize occasional tours. We got to climb up on the Ziggurat, take some pictures, and even got a professional guided tour of the ruins where it is said the biblical figure Abraham lived.

I took quite a few pictures, but the one above is my favorite.

I would write more, but to be perfectly honest, if you click on the links in the paragraph above, you can easily explore this subject much more in depth than anything I would be capable of writing.

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p.s. short post ... it's been a long day. "see" you again tomorrow ;-)

Update: A few more Ziggurat pictures for Lissie ...







4 comments:

  1. oh more pics please Todd - Ur is one of those places I still haven't got to - its on the list along with Mandalay and Timbuktu - mainly I admit because its such a cool name!
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  2. Hi Lissie,

    I do have a few more pictures ... and I will put them up as soon as I get a chance (either here or flickr). As for visiting Ur, you might have to wait another couple of years ... Iraq is not exactly the ideal tourist destination right about now ;-)

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  4. Love the one with the satellite dish! Thanks
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