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Uruk/Orchoe/Erech/Orikut

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: A. Hausleiter, M. Roaf, St J. Simpson, R. Wenke
Contributors: P. Flensted Jensen, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, Eric Kansa
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 10, 2018 01:33 PM History
Uruk was an ancient Sumerian (and later Babylonian) city located on the Euphrates river. At its height (ca. 2900 BC), Uruk's population may have topped 50,000 people and its walls enclosed an area of more than six square kilometers, making it the largest city in the world at that point in time.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/912986

31.318603, 45.61715
  • Erech (Akkadian, modern)
  • Orcheni (unspecified date range)
  • Orchoe (30 BC - AD 640)
  • Orchoē (Ancient Greek, 540 BC - 30 BC)
  • Orikut (30 BC - AD 640)
  • Tall al-Warkāʾ (Modern Standard Arabic, unspecified date range)
  • Tulūl al-Warkāʾ (Modern Standard Arabic, 6200 BC - 2600 BC)
  • Unu(g) (Sumerian, 2950 BC - 2350 BC)
  • Unug (2335 BC - 2000 BC)
  • Uruk (750 BC - AD 640)
  • Uruk (German, 6200 BC - AD 226)
  • Uruk (Akkadian, 2000 BC - 650 BC)
  • Warka (German, AD 632 - AD 750)
  • Warka (English, AD 632 - AD 750)
  • Warqa (2000 BC - 650 BC)
  • al-Warkāʾ (Modern Standard Arabic, 2950 BC - 540 BC)
  • ʾrk (Aramaic, 540 BC - 330 BC)
  • Ehiliana at Uruk/Orchoe/Erech/Orikut (1600 BC - 540 BC)
  • Sūrānu near Uruk/Orchoe/Erech/Orikut (720 BC - 540 BC)
  • Enirgalana at Uruk/Orchoe/Erech/Orikut (720 BC - 540 BC)
  • Eanna at Uruk/Orchoe/Erech/Orikut (3000 BC - 100 BC)

urban area, settlement

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 93 B2 Uruk/Orchoe/Erech/Orikut

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Warka IRQ


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A. Hausleiter, M. Roaf, St J. Simpson, R. Wenke, P. Flensted Jensen, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, and Eric Kansa, 'Uruk/Orchoe/Erech/Orikut: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/912986> [accessed: 21 February 2018]

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