Uruk

Uruk

Uruk was an ancient city of Sumer and later Babylonia, situated east of the present bed of the Euphrates river, on the dried-up, ancient channel of the Euphrates River, east of modern As-Samawah, Al-Muthann?, Iraq. The city was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of The Ahwar of Southern Iraq in 2016.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Muthanna Governorate

Site History: Fourth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Sumer

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Sumerian & Babylonian Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities

Date of Inscription: 2016

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