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Ur is near the modern Iraqi city of An Nasiriya.
Map Pointing Out Ur.

Map pointing out Ur. The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography, by Samuel Butler, Ernest Rhys, ed. 1907/8. Syria, Mesopotamia, and Assyria map from The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography, by Samuel Butler, Ernest Rhys, editor (1907, repr. 1908).

The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography, by Samuel Butler, Ernest Rhys, ed. (1907, repr. 1908).
Ur was an ancient Sumerian city that was settled in the late sixth millennium, during the Ubaid Period. By about 3000 B.C., the area of Ur was about 37 acres. During the Early Dynastic Period, Ur reached its maximum area of 124 acres and was one of the richest Sumerian cities because it was a harbor, and therefore trading, town on the Persian Gulf.

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