Al Ubaid
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Al Ubaid
AL ʾUBAID (30°59´N; 46°03´E). A small tell (350 m long and 7–8 m high) in S Mesopotamia, 6 km W of Ur, excavated by H. R. Hall in the spring of 1919 and by L. Woolley in 1923 and 1924. It is famous for having been the site of a 3d millennium b.c. Sumerian temple and for having furnished the first proof
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
UBAID, AL. Tell al-Ubaid, approximately 4 mi. from Ur, exhibits the quintessence of Mesopotamian material culture prior to the advent of writing, lending its name to the period lasting from ca. 6200–3800 bce. It also contains the remnants of an elaborately decorated temple complex unparalleled in Sumer
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