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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 Apr 12, 2021 07:01 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

31.3201079, 45.6277385

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, 2021 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/912986> [accessed: 20 September 2021]

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