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Ur III Empire

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The period broadly 2100–2000 bc, corresponding with the third dynasty of Sumerian kings listed on documents found at Ur, principally Ur‐nammu (2112–2095 bc) and Shulgi (2094–2047 bc). During this time the dynasty controlled most of southern Mesopotamia and the adjacent highlands of the Zagros region, with an extensive and elaborate bureaucracy exercising control over many aspects of economic life. The Ur III Empire collapsed under military pressure from Elamite and Amorite states.

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