Ur Iraq


Ur, Iraq

Home to the Largest Ziggurat in the World

Ur Ziggurat.



Famous as the birthplace of Abraham and the site of the best preserved ziggurat in the Middle East, Ur in the past 20 years has been damaged by war and conflict and today is under threat from neglect, exposure and inappropriate restoration.  The goals of the GHF project – in partnership with the Iraq Ministry of Culture, State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH) and the Dhiqar Antiquities Office – are initially to survey and document the site and its remains, produce a new topographic map, define the site boundaries and produce a Master Conservation Plan for the site in preparation for conservation of the most seriously endangered structures.