Ur of the Chaldees

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S Iraq
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Ur is one of the most impressive ancient sites in Iraq. It was mentioned in the Bible as the birthplace of Abraham, and its earliest buildings date from 4000 BC. For three successive dynasties it was the capital of Sumeria. The ziggurat is impressive and the royal tombs well preserved.