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First City of the World- Ur   

Archaeologists have discovered evidences of an early occupation at Ur during the Ubaid period. These early levels were sealed off with a sterile deposit of soil that was interpreted by excavators of the 1920s as evidence for the Great Flood of the book of Genesis and Epic of Gilgamesh. It is now understood that the South Mesopotamian plain was exposed to regular floods from the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers, with heavy erosion from water and wind. The further occupation of Ur only becomes clear during its emergence in the third millennium BC although it must already have been a growing urban center during the fourth millennium. The third millennium BC is generally described as the Early Bronze Age of Mesopotamia, which ends approximately after the end of the Third Dynasty of Ur in the 21st century BC.

Ur was an important Sumerian city-state…

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