The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 Gulf States

Mesopotamia 2012

Central Iraq  
  Nasiriyah   Ur   Girsu   Lagash   Uruk   Larsa   The Marshes

Nasiriyah

Flares from oil wells. 30 miles W. of Basrah, Nasiriyah, Mesopotamia 2012
Flares from oil wells.
30 miles W. of Basrah
Nasiriyah, Mesopotamia 2012
Nasiriyah
Al Janoob Hotel, Nasiriyah, Mesopotamia 2012
Al Janoob Hotel
A very secure bank, Nasiriyah, Mesopotamia 2012
A very secure bank
Nasiriyah street scene, Mesopotamia 2012
Nasiriyah street scene
Heroic fighter against the British (?), Nasiriyah, Mesopotamia 2012
Heroic fighter against the British (?)
The Euphrates, at Nasiriyah, Mesopotamia 2012
The Euphrates, at Nasiriyah
The Euphrates, at Nasiriyah, Mesopotamia 2012
The Euphrates, at Nasiriyah
Basim beside the Euphrates, Nasiriyah, Mesopotamia 2012
Basim beside the Euphrates
Scotsman beside the Euphrates, Nasiriyah, Mesopotamia 2012
Scotsman beside the Euphrates

Ur

At ancient Ur we met a horde of school students on end-of-term outings.
Ur of the School Outings, Mesopotamia 2012
Ur of the School Outings
Enjoying the holiday, Ur, Mesopotamia 2012
Enjoying the holiday
After the buses depart. Aggressively restored Ziggurat, Ur, Mesopotamia 2012
After the buses depart.
Aggressively restored Ziggurat
Restored Ziggurat steps., Ur, Mesopotamia 2012
Restored Ziggurat steps.
Ziggurat: near top, Ur, Mesopotamia 2012
Ziggurat: near top
Ziggurat: Restored & original bricks, Ur, Mesopotamia 2012
Ziggurat: Restored & original bricks
Temple with "World's oldest freestanding arch" Excava, Ur, Mesopotamia 2012
Temple with "World's oldest freestanding arch"
Excavated by Sir Leonard Wooley
"House of Abraham", Ur, Mesopotamia 2012
"House of Abraham"
Royal Tombs of Ur, Mesopotamia 2012
Royal Tombs of Ur

Girsu

Wall from ~2500 bc, Girsu, Mesopotamia 2012
Wall from ~2500 bc
Cuneiform stamped brick, Girsu, Mesopotamia 2012
Cuneiform stamped brick
Acres and acres of shards, Girsu, Mesopotamia 2012
Acres and acres of shards
Irrigated farmland, 1 mile S of Girsu, Mesopotamia 2012
Irrigated farmland, 1 mile S of Girsu

Lagash

Lagash: A wilderness of shards., Mesopotamia 2012
Lagash: A wilderness of shards.
Top of an ancient well., Lagash, Mesopotamia 2012
Top of an ancient well.
Scotsman & Muqdad, Lagash, Mesopotamia 2012
Scotsman & Muqdad
Farmland, 3 miles NW of Lagash, Mesopotamia 2012
Farmland, 3 miles NW of Lagash

Uruk

13 miles W of Nasiriyah, Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
13 miles W of Nasiriyah
Red Temple platform With modern marker on top., Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
Red Temple platform
With modern marker on top.
On top of the Red temple, Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
On top of the Red temple
View from Red Temple, Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
View from Red Temple
Brick wall "from Gilgamesh period", Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
Brick wall "from Gilgamesh period"
Babylonian stamped mud brick, Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
Babylonian stamped mud brick
Sumerian stamped mud brick, Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
Sumerian stamped mud brick
Seleucid Temple of Aree Gal (322 bc), Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
Seleucid Temple of Aree Gal (322 bc)
Temple of Aree Gal, Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
Temple of Aree Gal
White Temple mound, Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
White Temple mound
Building near White Temple, Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
Building near White Temple
Atop the White Temple, Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
Atop the White Temple
Scotsman at the White Temple, Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
Scotsman at the White Temple
Al-phisyphsa Temple Decorative colored clay cones, Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
Al-phisyphsa Temple
Decorative colored clay cones
3 miles SW of Uruk, Mesopotamia 2012
3 miles SW of Uruk

Larsa

Larsa, Mesopotamia 2012
Larsa
Atop the main tell., Larsa, Mesopotamia 2012
Atop the main tell.

The Marshes

Scotsman in the Marshes, The Marshes, Mesopotamia 2012
Scotsman in the Marshes
One of many water buffalo, The Marshes, Mesopotamia 2012
One of many water buffalo
Dock is high and dry, The Marshes, Mesopotamia 2012
Dock is high and dry

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