January 23, 2007
By Cherie A. Thurlby
, Staff Sgt. Lorin T. Smith
A Soldier from the 449th Aviation Support Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade takes a photo of the Ziggurat, a pyramid temple said to be more than 6,000 years old.
Dhief Muhsen, curator for the historical sites at Ur, shows Soldiers how the city used to look several thousand years ago.
Dhief Muhsen shows the Soldiers an original drainage hole, possibly dug by Abraham.
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Soldiers climb the Ziggurat Jan. 19.
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Soldiers tour ancient dwellings in Ur.