This cone was found prior to 1937 in what is now Southern Iraq in the
archeological site of Ur of the Chaldees, the birthplace of Abraham. It was
built into a temple wall with similar cones, serving a purpose similar to our
modern corner stone. The inscription, dating from the reign of King
Libit-Ishtar, just prior to the time of Abraham, is one of the best examples yet
discovered of writing dating from that period, and confirms the existence of
some of the cities mentioned in the Book of Genesis, once doubted, including
Erech, Isin, Sumer and Akkad.