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Ur
Arabic: أور‎‎
Ur-Nassiriyah.jpg
The ruins o Ur, wi the Ziggurat o Ur veesible in the backgrund
Ur is located in Iraq
Ur
Shawn within Iraq
Location Tell el-Muqayyar, Dhi Qar Province, Iraq
Region Mesopotamie
Teep Settlement
History
Foondit c. 3800 BC
Abandoned efter 500 BC
Periods Ubaid period tae Airn Age
Culturs Sumerian
Site notes
Excavation dates 1853-1854, 1922-1934
Airchaeologists John Taylor, Charles Woolley

Ur (Sumerian: Urim;[1] Sumerian Cuneiform: 𒋀𒀕𒆠 URIM2KI or 𒋀𒀊𒆠 URIM5KI;[2] Akkadian: Uru;[3] Arabic: أور‎‎) wis an important Sumerian ceety-state in auncient Mesopotamie, locatit at the steid of modren Tell el-Muqayyar (Arabic: تل المقير‎‎) in sooth Iraq's Dhi Qar Govrenorate.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. S. N. Kramer (1963). The Sumerians, Their History, Culture, and Character. University of Chicago Press, pages 28 and 298.
  2. Literal transliteration: Urim2 = ŠEŠ. ABgunu = ŠEŠ.UNUG (𒋀𒀕) and Urim5 = ŠEŠ.AB (𒋀𒀊), where ŠEŠ=URI3 (The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature.)
  3. The Cambridge Ancient History: Prolegomena & Prehistory. Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 149. Accessed 15 Dec 2010.
  4. Tell el-Muqayyar in Arabic Tell means "moond" or "hill" and Muqayyar means "biggit o bitumen." Muqayyar is variously transcribit as Mugheir, Mughair, Moghair, etc.