The herders have plans to reach Ur within three weeks. This is much faster than they would normally travel, but they are keen to meet members of their families who are also going to Ur for an important festival of the moon god.

Days are spent walking across a stony, dusty landscape. There are a few bushes and other plants for the cattle to eat and the herders know where there will be pools of water from the rare rain storms. At night you sleep under the stars.

The landscape gives way to lush vegetation and you know you are back on the plains watered by the river Euphrates.

Do you stay with the herders or return to Sippar?

stay with the herders return to Sippar