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Creators: B. Siewert-Mayer, W. Röllig, H. Kopp Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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Umma was an important ancient city of Sumer but has not been scientifically excavated. The mainstream of scholarly opinion associates the ancient site with Tell Jokha, Iraq, located in Iraq's Northwestern Dhi Qar Governorate. This area is remote and is associated with a network of ancient canals. Tell Jokha measures about 1,500 meters in diameter.

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GANE OBJECT 63828. Umma was an ancient city in Sumer. Scholars continue to debate the Sumerian and Akkadian names for this site. The site is the ongoing target of systematic looting.

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B. Siewert-Mayer, W. Röllig, H. Kopp, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, Carolin Johansson, Jamie Novotny, Francis Deblauwe, Rune Rattenborg, Ryan Horne, and Eric Kansa, 'Umma: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 23 September 2023]

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