Ancient Civilizations

Burial Practices in Mesopotamia

The deceased in Mesopotamia were buried in cemeteries with a few private ownership. In later stage became common burial in a family vault below the dwelling home. The grave of Puabi frequently called the royal tomb (though not one of the buried is about the Sumerian King List) dating from around 2600 BC is among the most well-known and fascinating Mesopotamian tombs. The grave excavated by Sir Leonard Wooley in Ur in the first half of the 20th century demonstrated the queen (?) Pu-Abi was buried together with five armed troops that were seemingly voluntary forfeited. But, such burial rituals were rather uncommon in the ancient Middle East.


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