Uruk

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Uruk
وركاء (in Arabic)
Part of front of Inanna temple of Kara Indasch from Uruk Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin.jpg
relief on the front o the Inanna temple o Karaindash frae Uruk. Pergamon Museum.
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LocationAl-Khidhr, Muthanna Province, Iraq
RegionMesopotamie
Coordinates31°19′20″N 45°38′10″E / 31.32222°N 45.63611°E / 31.32222; 45.63611Coordinates: 31°19′20″N 45°38′10″E / 31.32222°N 45.63611°E / 31.32222; 45.63611
TeepSettlement
Aurie6 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
History
Foondit4t millennium BC
AbandonedApproximately 700 AD
PeriodsUruk period tae Early Middle Ages

Uruk (Cuneiform: 𒌷𒀔,URU UNUG; Sumerian: Unug; Akkadian: Uruk; Aramaic/Ebreu: אֶרֶךְ Erech; Ancient Greek: Ὀρχόη, romanised: Orchoē, Ὠρύγεια Ōrugeia; Arabic: وركاء‎, Warkā') wis an auncient ceety o Sumer an later Babylonie, situated east o the present bed o the Euphrates river, on the dried-up, auncient channel o the Euphrates River, some 30 km east o modren As-Samawah, Al-Muthannā, Iraq.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Harmansah, 2007