II. The Uruk and Jamdat Nasr Periods 37 III. The Royal Cemetery 52 IV. Al 'Ubaid and the First Dynasty of Ur 91 V. The Dark Ages 110

VI. The Third Dynasty of Ur 122 VII. The Isin and Larsa Periods 163

VIII. The Kassite and Assyrian Periods 195 IX. Nebuchadnezzar II and the last days ofUr 216

Appendix: The Sumerian King-List 251 Index 257