The Geometry Was All Wrong!
Ha. My apologies, but I happen to be a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft and the Running Dog had sent me a most well done e-mail in that idiom.
I wasn't going to blog anything about the Ziggurat at Ur (and so I told a fellow milblogger), as it has been done by other, earlier Milbloggers. And it is kind of like writing about the Eiffel Tower when you go to Paris - none too unique. But the place made quite an impression on me, perhaps with the BA and MA in History it was fated to do so.
Mighty Ur was one of the predominant cities of early civilization in Mesopotamia. For many years she held a place of power or wealth. The shifting course of the Euphrates, and the retreat of the Gulf coastline left her abandoned. Thousands of years later, here I am standing over her dust covered foundations. One mighty temple to her God of the Moon, was her one remaining, imposing edifice.
Of course, I did see signs of commerce returning to Ur...