Friday, January 25, 2008

Pics from the Ziggurat of UR

Here are some pics that I took during the beginning of my deployment from the ziggurat of UR.

I am leaning against Abraham's house in one of the pics. The house was touched up in the late 90's for a planned visit by the Pope; Saddam couldn't guarantee

the safety or security of the pope, so he never came. The ziggurat used to be a temple of pagan worship back in the day. The Euphrates River used to come right up to the base of this place, but the guy giving the tour said it just diverted over time. I really think it was the Lord in his displeasure with the peolple. Supposedly there were huge parties and sacrifices to pagans that took place here.


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