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10. Licia Romano: Death and Burial in Sumer

Released Tuesday, 24th November 2020
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Licia talks about her work at the Sumerian site of Abu Tbeirah in southern Iraq. She explains what the burials found there, and elsewhere in Iraq, tell us about the beliefs and practices of the Sumerians. Why are bodies oriented to the western horizon? And why are the heads sometimes missing? 

2:25 about Abu Tbeirah

3:14 why excavate at Abu Tbeirah?

6:50 where were the dead buried?

14:56 the orientation of bodies

18:18 grave goods

21:10 after death

24:58 how burials are excavated

Academia: https://wwwuniroma1.academia.edu/LiciaRomano 

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Licia_Romano 

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abu_tbeirah/?hl=en 

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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