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    Ur ( / ʊər / OOR) [a] was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia, located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar [b] ( Arabic: تَلّ ٱلْمُقَيَّر, lit. ' mound of bitumen ') in Dhi Qar Governorate, southern Iraq.

    • Standard of Ur

      The Standard of Ur is a Sumerian artifact of the 3rd...

    • Ur-Nammu

      Reign. According to the Sumerian King List, Ur-Nammu reigned...

  2. Gold objects from tomb PG 580, Royal Cemetery at Ur. The First Dynasty of Ur was a 26th-25th century BCE dynasty of rulers of the city of Ur in ancient Sumer. [1] It is part of the Early Dynastic period III of the history of Mesopotamia. It was preceded by the earlier First Dynasty of Kish and the First Dynasty of Uruk.

  3. May 31, 2024 · Ur, important city of ancient southern Mesopotamia ( Sumer ), situated about 140 miles (225 km) southeast of the site of Babylon and about 10 miles (16 km) west of the present bed of the Euphrates River. In antiquity the river ran much closer to the city; the change in its course has left the ruins in a desert that once was irrigated and ...

    • Leonard Woolley
  4. The Ziggurat (or Great Ziggurat) of Ur ( Sumerian: 𒂍𒋼𒅎𒅍 é -temen-ní-gùru "Etemenniguru", [3] meaning "temple whose foundation creates aura") [4] is a Neo-Sumerian ziggurat in what was the city of Ur near Nasiriyah, in present-day Dhi Qar Province, Iraq. The structure was built during the Early Bronze Age (21st century BC) but had ...

  5. Apr 28, 2011 · Definition. Ur was a city in the region of Sumer, southern Mesopotamia, and its ruins lie in what is modern-day Tell el-Muqayyar, Iraq. According to biblical tradition, the city is named after the man who founded the first settlement there, Ur, though this has been challenged. The city is famous for its biblical associations and as an ancient ...

    • Joshua J. Mark
  6. Ur. Ur was the one of the world 's first cities, in Mesopotamia. [1] It was a Sumerian city-state, founded around 3,800 BC. There are written records dating from the 26th century. Ur was once a coastal city near the mouth of the River Euphrates on the Persian Gulf. It is now well inland, south of the Euphrates on its right bank, 16 kilometres ...

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  8. Major excavations of Ur, however, did not occur until the 20th century. The most extensive lasted from 1922-1934, when Sir Leonard Woolley headed a dig under the auspices of the Joint Expedition of the British Museum and the University of Pennsylvania Museum to Mesopotamia. The agreement at the time was that half the artifacts would stay in ...

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