Former Settlements in Iraq: Ur, Ctesiphon, Nineveh, Eridu, Uruk, Nippur, Kish, Larsa, Lagash, Sippar, Opis, Babylon, Nehardea, Nimrud, Assur

 
9781155194622: Former Settlements in Iraq: Ur, Ctesiphon, Nineveh, Eridu, Uruk, Nippur, Kish, Larsa, Lagash, Sippar, Opis, Babylon, Nehardea, Nimrud, Assur
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Chapters: Ur, Ctesiphon, Nineveh, Eridu, Uruk, Nippur, Kish, Larsa, Lagash, Sippar, Opis, Babylon, Nehardea, Nimrud, Assur, Dur-Sharrukin, Seleucia, Isin, Eshnunna, Adab, Sura, Abu Salabikh, Shuruppak, Charax Spasinu, Khafajah, Jarmo, Nuzi, Mashkan-Shapir, Kutha, Hatra, Umma, Tell Ishchali, Bad-Tibira, Jemdet Nasr, Sippar-Amnanum, Apamea, Borsippa, Zabala, Kuara, Ngirsu, Tell Al-Rimah, Tell Agrab, Haradum, Tell Uqair, Tell Arpachiyah, Shibaniba, Hamazi, Tarbisu, Tell Taya, Hassuna, Marad, Anthemusias, Al-Mada'in, Tepe Gawra, Sittace, Akshak, Laodicea, Der, Azupiranu, Mahuza, Antiochia in Sittacene, Urum, Kesh, Sabata, Birtha, Maogamalcha, Sambana, Harbidum, Rachae, Naresh, Akkad, Imgur-Enlil. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 308. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Uruk (Cuneiform: , UNUG ; Sumerian: unug; Akkadian: uruk; Biblical Hebrew: Erech; Greek: , ; Latin: ; Arabic: , ) was an ancient city of Sumer and later Babylonia, situated east of the present bed of the Euphrates river, on the ancient dry former channel of the Euphrates River, some 30 km east of modern As-Samawah, Al-Muthann, Iraq. Uruk is eponymous of the Uruk period, the protohistoric Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age period in the history of Mesopotamia spanning ca. 4000 to 3100 BC, succeeded by the Jemdet Nasr period of Sumer proper. Uruk played a leading role in the early urbanization of Sumer in the mid 4th millennium BC. At its height c 2900 BC, Uruk probably had 50,00080,000 residents living in 6 km of walled area; the largest city in the world at the time. The semi-mythical king Gilgamesh according to the chronology presented in the Sumerian king list ruled Uruk in the 27th century BC. The city lost its prime importance around 2000 BC, in the context of the struggle of Babylonia with Elam, but it remained inhabited...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=85442

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