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Ancient Uruk
A discussion on the site of the ancient city of Uruk.
# 141953 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Archaeology (Ancient History and Mediterranean)

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The paper relates that when the ancient city of Uruk in southern Mesopotamia was first discovered and unearthed in the early 1900s, many archeologists had no idea about the riches to be found there; the earliest form of cuneiform, seal impression, enormous buildings and temples and other structures, and a city area that extended over 200 acres. The paper shows how Uruk has become the key to a better understanding of the Near East and Mesopotamia and Sumeria in particular.

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"The site of ancient Uruk, now often referred to as Warka is a key to ancient Mesopotamian culture not merely because of the size of the ancient city, but also because of "its virtually uninterrupted occupation....and by the rich archeological and epigraphic material it has yielded" (Roux 1986 68). The Near East in ancient days was an area mostly in turmoil. Wars and occupations, overthrows of dynasties, natural and man-made disasters often disrupted the locations of ancient cities which, had they remained intact, might have provided a far greater understanding of those times and its people."

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