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  Ziggurat in Ur, Iraq
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  • Ziggurat in Ur, Iraq - Baghdad
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Don't miss the opportunity of visiting the ancient city of Ur that has a magnificent three-level ziggurat (temple) built about four thousand years ago.
The whole structure is over 17 m high.
It used to be a sacred area.
To the east of the temple there is a huge pit. It was a vast cemetery dating back to 4,500 years ago. It contained hundreds of graves that were excavated and yielded lots of rare objects found in many museums now.

Directions: About 200 km to the south of Baghdad

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 31, 2009
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2014 at 2:28 AM

    It's interesting that this city is called Ur, because Ur- in German is a prefix that means the first, the original, the oldest.

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