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Great Ziggurat of Ur

Great Ziggurat of Ur

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- Ur (English: //; Sumerian: Urim; Sumerian Cuneiform: or ; Akkadian: Uru; Arabic: أور; Hebrew: אור) was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia, located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar (Arabic: تل المقير) in south Iraq's Dhi Qar Governorate. Although Ur was once a coastal city near the mouth of the Euphrates on the Persian Gulf, the coastline has shifted and the city is now well inland, on the south bank of the Euphrates, from Nasiriyah in modern-day Iraq. The city date…

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