Mari, Syria
Mari (modern Tell Hariri), was an ancient Semitic city in Syria. Its remains constitute a tell located 11 kilometers north-west of Abu Kamal on the Euphrates river western bank, some 120 km ...
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Ur
Ur (Sumerian: Urim; Sumerian Cuneiform: 𒋀𒀕𒆠 URIM2 or 𒋀𒀊𒆠 URIM5; Akkadian: Uru; Arabic: أور‎) was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient M...
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Nippur
Nippur (Sumerian: Nibru, often logographically recorded as 𒂗𒆤𒆠, EN.LÍL, "Enlil City;" Akkadian: Nibbur) was one of the most ancient of all the Sumerian cities. It was the spec...
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Abu Salabikh
The low tells at Abu Salabikh, around 12 miles (19 km) northwest of the site of ancient Nippur in Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate, Iraq mark the site of a small Sumerian city of the mid third millenniu...
Umma
Umma (modern Umm al-Aqarib, Dhi Qar Province in Iraq) was an ancient city in Sumer. There is some scholarly debateabout the Sumerian and Akkadian names for this site. Until recently Umma was identifi...
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Bad-tibira
46°00′16″E / 31.38278°N 46.00444°E / 31.38278; 46.00444Bad-tibira, "Wall of the Copper Worker(s)", or "Fortress of the Smiths", identified as modern Tell al-Madineh, between A...
Girsu
46°10′39.3″E / 31.562028°N 46.177583°E / 31.562028; 46.177583Girsu (cuneiform:?; Sumerian:Ĝirsu; Akkadian:?) is modern Tell Telloh, Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq, and it was a cit...
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Eshnunna
44°43′42″E / 33.48417°N 44.72833°E / 33.48417; 44.72833Eshnunna (modern Tell Asmar in Diyala Province, Iraq) was an ancient Sumerian (and later Akkadian) city and city-state i...
Harbidum
Ḫarbidum is the name of a minor city of Sumer, located near Kish, at the Irnina canal (connecting it with Kuta). The city contained a temple dedicated to Ishara.Harbidum is one of a cluster of settlem...
Adab (city)
Adab or Udab (Sumerian: 𒌓𒉣𒆠 Adab, spelled UD.NUN) was an ancient Sumerian city between Telloh and Nippur. It was located at the site of modern Bismaya or Bismya in the Wasit Province of Iraq.
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Lyres of Ur
The Lyres of Ur or Harps of Ur are considered to be the world's oldest surviving stringed instruments. In 1929, archaeologists discovered pieces of three lyres and one harp in Ur, located in what was...
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Laws of Eshnunna
The Laws of Eshnunna (abrv. LE) are inscribed on two cuneiform tablets discovered in Tell Abū Harmal, Baghdad, Iraq. The Iraqi Directorate of Antiquities headed by Taha Baqir unearthed two parallel se...
Standard of Ur
The Standard of Ur (also known as the "Battle Standard of Ur," or the "Royal Standard of Ur") is a Sumerian artifact excavated from what had been the Royal Cemetery in the ancient city of Ur (located ...
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Sippar
44°15′08″E / 33.058829°N 44.252153°E / 33.058829; 44.252153 (Sippar)Sippar (Sumerian: Zimbir) was an ancient Near Eastern city on the east bank of the Euphrates river,...
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Imports to Ur
Imports to Ur reflect the cultural and trade connections of the Sumerian city of Ur. During the period of the Early Dynastic III royal cemetery (ca. 2600 BC), Ur was importing elite goods from geogra...
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Eridu
Eridu (Cuneiform: NUN.KI 𒉣 𒆠; Sumerian: eridu; Akkadian: irîtu) is an ancient Sumerian city in what is now Tell Abu Shahrain, Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq. Eridu was long considered the e...
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Royal Game of Ur
The Royal Game of Ur, also known as the Game of Twenty Squares, refers to an ancient game represented by two gameboards found in the Royal Tombs of Ur in Iraq by Sir Leonard Woolley in the 1920s. The ...
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Lagash
Lagash/ˈleɪɡæʃ/ is an ancient city located northwest of the junction of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers and east of Uruk, about 22 kilometres (14 mi) east of the modern town of Ash Shatrah, Iraq....
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Shuruppak
Shuruppak or Shuruppag (Sumerian: "The Healing Place") was an ancient Sumerian city situated about 35 miles south of Nippur on the banks of the Euphrates at the site of modern Tell Fara in Iraq's Al-Q...
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Uruk
Uruk (Cuneiform: 𒌷𒀔, UNUG; Sumerian: Unug; Akkadian: Uruk; Aramaic/Hebrew: אֶרֶךְ Erech; Ancient Greek: Ὀρχόη Orchoē, Ὠρύγεια Ōrugeia; Arabic: وركاء‎, Warkā') was an ancient city...
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Terqa
40°31′50″E / 34.903200°N 40.530445°E / 34.903200; 40.530445Terqa is the name of an ancient city discovered at the site of Tell Ashara on the banks of the middle Euphrates in D...
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Dilbat
44°30′E / 32.150°N 44.500°E / 32.150; 44.500Dilbat (modern Tell ed-Duleim or Tell al-Deylam, Iraq) was an ancient Sumerian minor city located southeast from Babylon on the eas...
Larsa
45°51′13″E / 31.28583°N 45.85361°E / 31.28583; 45.85361Larsa (Sumerian logogram: UD.UNUG, read Larsam) was an important city of ancient Sumer, the center of the cult of the su...
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