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Anu

Anu  

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[Di]The Sumerian sky god and chief divinity whose seat was at Uruk.
chariot

chariot  

[Ar]A light two‐wheeled war vehicle usually carrying a warrior and a driver pulled by horses. Clumsy four‐wheel prototypes drawn by four asses can be seen in the Uruk Period of Mesopotamia and are ...
Ishtar

Ishtar  

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A Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and war whose name and functions correspond to those of the Phoenician goddess Astarte.
Jemdet Nasr

Jemdet Nasr  

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[Si]A settlement near Kish at the northern end of the Mesopotamian alluvial plain. Excavations by Stephen Langdon in the 1920s revealed a series of deposits containing a distinctive style of painted ...
Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia  

An ancient region of south-west Asia in present-day Iraq, lying between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Its alluvial plains were the site of the ancient civilizations of Akkad, Sumer, Babylonia, and ...
Secondary Products Revolution

Secondary Products Revolution  

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[Th]An explanatory model published in 1981 by Andrew Sherratt to account for a series of changes in the later Neolithic material culture and subsistence base in central and northern Europe. Sherratt ...
Sumerian

Sumerian  

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A people living in southern Mesopotamia in the 4th and 3rd millennia bc. By 3000 bc a number of city states had developed in Sumer, such as Uruk, Eridu, and Ur. The Sumerians are credited with ...
Susa

Susa  

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The ‘city of lilies’, was the capital of Elam, and afterwards the Achaemenid winter capital, where Darius I built a palace with a large audience hall (apadana) and a monumental ...
Ur

Ur  

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An ancient Sumerian city formerly on the Euphrates, in southern Iraq. It was one of the oldest cities of Mesopotamia, dating from the 4th millennium bc, and reached its zenith in the late 3rd ...
Uruk

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The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2012
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Archaeology
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1,094 words

Uruk lies in the desert about 9 miles (15 km) east of the present course of the Euphrates River, 155

Uruk

Uruk (mod. Warka)   Reference library

Amélie Kuhrt

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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c. 170 km. (106 mi.) south of *Babylon. It was a substantial city from c.4000 bc to the Sasanian period (...

Uruk

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

an ancient city in southern Mesopotamia, to the north-west of Ur. One of the greatest cities of Sumer, it was built in the 5th millennium ...

Uruk Period

Uruk Period  

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[CP]The period between about 4200 bc and 3300 bc that marked the emergence of Mesopotamian state societies, named after the long and important sequence at Uruk, Iraq. During the Uruk Period large ...
Uruk (Warka), Iraq

Uruk (Warka), Iraq   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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467 words
[Si] This is the largest archaeological site in southern Iraq, situated east of the present course of the Euphrates. The Sumerians knew the site as Unu, the Akkadian speakers as ... More
Uruk-Warka

Uruk-Warka   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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Archaeology, History
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3,830 words
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ruined ancient city in southern Iraq, situated about 35 km (22 mi.) east of a main course of the Euphrates

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