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Sacred Places Research Paper

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The archives found in the area depicts that the people of the Ur district worshiped many Gods. However, it can be deduced that the major God that the people of Ur worshiped was the Nanna or the Moon God. As mentioned above, the city of Ur was divided into two areas, namely, common district and the sacred place. The sacred place has a large monument or massive brickwork which is called the temple of Sin or the god of the moon. This monument was erected by the king of Ur about 4000 years ago. The temple was made in a series of platforms, one platform on top of another. The people of Ur assumed that the God lived at the third platform. In the common district, there were a large number of marketplaces, schools, libraries, homes and conveniences.…show more content…
In this massive destruction, a large number of inhabitants ran away, and several buildings were destructed. Therefore, there is evidence available regarding the living of the people in the traditional Ur city. The archaeologists have used the little information from which the plans of streets, houses and shops have been drawn. The artifacts and the archeological findings show that in a typical townhouse, street door opened into a small lobby. The entrance of the house contained a jar of water which is provided to the arriving people to wash their feet. On another side of the lobby, there is another courtyard. Surrounding the courtyard were various rooms like store-rooms, lavatory and kitchen. The kitchen includes a table built with brick, grinding stones and oven for cooking. The people in the ancient city also used pots and pan for cooking. The typical houses in Ur city contained a long room in the center called reception room. The modern Arab houses also follow the same pattern. In addition to it, the houses of Ur had a well-constructed staircase at the other side of the house courtyard. Generally, the houses do not have an upper floor; however, there is evidence that implies that the houses have one or more upper rooms. The houses in the Ur city also contained the domestic chapel, altar and the family burial vault (Nelson,
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