Category Archives: Ur

Ur in the Third Millenium, B.C.E.

This diorama shows a twentieth-century idea of what Ur might have looked like during the Third Dynasty of Ur from around 2112 to 2004 B.C.E. The diorama is at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The … Continue reading

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Great Ziggurat of Ur

The Great Ziggurat was built by Ur-Nammu (reigned 2113-2096 B.C.E.) during the Third Dynasty of Ur. This photo shows the reconstructed facade of the edifice, which was commissioned by Saddam Hussein in the 1980s. The building was intended to serve … Continue reading

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