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Arabic: أور
The ruins o Ur, wi the Ziggurat o Ur veesible in the backgrund
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LocationTell el-Muqayyar, Dhi Qar Province, Iraq
Coordinates30°57′45″N 46°06′11″E / 30.96250°N 46.10306°E / 30.96250; 46.10306Coordinates: 30°57′45″N 46°06′11″E / 30.96250°N 46.10306°E / 30.96250; 46.10306
Foonditc. 3800 BC
Abandonedefter 500 BC
PeriodsUbaid period tae Airn Age
Site notes
Excavation dates1853-1854, 1922-1934
AirchaeologistsJohn 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]

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  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.