The city of Ur (3rd millennium BC)

The city of Ur (3rd millennium BC)

The ancient city located near the river Euphrates was an important Sumerian centre.

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Sumerians, Ur, Euphrates, Mesopotamia, city-state, Abraham, Loftus, architecture, building, edifice, place of residence, dwelling, transportation, sanctuary, church, religion, temple tower, Ziggurat, 3rd millennium BC, defensive wall, antiquity, history

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Questions

  • Which Biblical figure was born in the city of Ur (according to the Bible)?
  • On the banks of which river was the ancient city of Ur situated?
  • According to myth, which city was Gilgamesh the king of?
  • Which people did not live in ancient Mesopotamia?
  • Which two rivers were the most important in ancient Mesopotamia?
  • In which present-day country are the ruins of Ur located?
  • Which ancient city was not located in Mesopotamia?
  • Which god was the shrine district in Ur dedicated to?
  • What type of script was used in ancient Mesopotamia?
  • What does the name Mesopotamia mean?
  • What is a ziggurat?
  • Is it true that ancient Mesopotamians used fired clay bricks?
  • Is it true that the ziggurats were only used for religious purposes?
  • Which building was the centre of the temple districts of ancient Mesopotamian cities?
  • What agricultural technique did the Sumerians use?
  • What is this sentence\nthe definition of?\n‘An organisation regulating the life of a community living on a given geographical area.’
  • What is this sentence\nthe definition of?\n‘A geographically extensive group of states and peoples united and ruled by a common monarch.’
  • Who did not work in the temples?
  • Who organised the construction and maintenance of the canal system in ancient Mesopotamia?
  • Is it true that the symbols of cuneiform script initially stood for entire words, later for syllables?
  • What are the most important objects that preserved cuneiform script?
  • Which of these was not invented in Mesopotamia?
  • Which number was the Mesopotamian numerical system based on?
  • Who is the best known Babylonian king?
  • When did Hammurabi reign?
  • Who established the first city-states?
  • What was the scientific function of the ziggurat?
  • Is it true that the walls of houses in ancient Mesopotamia were often decorated with colourful mosaics?
  • In what form was the Code of Hammurabi preserved?
  • Which of the Wonders of the Ancient World is connected to Queen Semiramis?
  • What was not part of the ancient city of Ur?

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