May 16, 2016

Leonard Woolley



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Woolley holding the hardened plaster mold of a lyre discovered at Ur.
On Leonard Woolley there will be a lot of information about his life to work through. For more information look in a good Bible Dictionary or Encyclopedia LINK under the sites (i.e., Ur) that he excavated. The best source of information will be in his biographies. Questions that you should answer in your paper include:

  1. Where did he take his training?
  2. What was his specialty?
  3. Where did he excavate?
  4. Who did he excavate with?
  5. What discoveries did he make or was involved in?
  6. What was the Biblical impact of his research?
Sir Leonard Woolley (National Portrait Gallery)

Available Sources:

  • Fagan, Brian. “Leonard Woolley.” Pages 117-120 in Archaeologists: Explorers of the Human Past. Oxford Profiles. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2003). Look Inside
  • Brereton, Gareth. “Ur of the Chaldees. A Virtual Vision of Woolley’s Excavations at Ur.” The Ancient Near East Today 2, no. 8 (August 15, 2014): n.p. LINK
  • Hafford, W. B. "Legacy Excavations and Linked Open Data: A Virtual Vision of Sir Leonard Woolley’s Ur," American School for Oriental Research Blog, June 19, 2013. LINK .
  • Luby, Edward M. “Backward Glance: The Ur-Archaeologist: Leonard Woolley and the Treasures of Mesopotamia,” Biblical Archaeology Review 23 No. 2 (1997). BAR
  • Mallowan, Max E. L. “Sir Leonard Woolley.” Expedition (Fall 1960): 25-28. PDF. Mallowan worked with Woolley at Ur so has first hand information.
  • Mason, Doug. C. Leonard Woolley -- Meticulous and Professional. News Sentinel Knoxville, Tenn. 31 Jan 1999. ProQuest
  • Woolley, C. Leonard, and E. A. Speiser. Excavations at Ur: The Pottery of Tell Billa. London: Museum, 1933.
  • Woolley, C. Leonard, and E. A. Speiser. Excavations at Ur
  • Woolley, C. Leonard, and M. E. L. Mallowan. Ur Excavations: Ur Cemetery 9 vols. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1927. PDF
  • Woolley, C. Leonard, and P. R. S. Moorey. Ur “of the Chaldees.” Revised and Updated. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982.
  • Woolley, C. Leonard. “Excavations at Tell El-Amarna.” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 8 (Apr., 1922): 48-82. JSTOR
  • _____. “Second Ordinary Meeting - ‘Excavations at Ur’.” Journal of the Royal Society of Arts 82, no. 4227 (Nov 24, 1933): 46 - 59. JSTOR
  • _____. “The Royal Tombs of Ur.” Antiquity 2, no. 7 (Jan 1, 1928): 7-24. ProQuest
  • _____. Ur Excavations: The Royal Cemetery. Vol. 2 London, UK: The Trustees of the Two Museums, 1934. PDF
  • _____. Guide to the Archaeological Museum of the American University of Beirut (classic Reprint). Forgotten Books, 2012. PDF
  • _____. Ur of the Chaldees; A Record of Seven Years of Excavation. New York, N.Y.: C. Scribner’s sons, 1930. PDF
  • _____. A Forgotten Kingdom. Being a Record of the Results Obtained from the Excavation of Two Mounds Atchana and Al Mina, in the Turkish Hatay. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1953. PDF
  • Winstone, H. V. F. Woolley of Ur: The Life of Sir Leonard Woolley. London, U.K.: Heinemann, 1992.

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