See the remains of one of the oldest cities in the world at Ziggurat of UR. This religious building represents an example of the forerunners of what would later become temples. First built during the 21st century BCE, the rather unstable first version collapsed some 15 centuries later. The present-day site dates from the rule of King Nabonidus, and was found in an archaeological search in the beginning of the 20th century. See the ancient administrative center dedicated to the moon god, but expect to walk with security guards because of the current situation. Arrange your visit to Ziggurat of UR and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nasiriyah using our Nasiriyah trip builder.
Ziggurat of UR Reviews
visited the site three times. the site requires attention but the visit was certainly interesting, see original cuneiform writing on the walls, climbing up the zigguret stairs and checking out the... more »
This is one of the oldest temples in Iraq and one of few archaeological Sumerian sites that can be visited in the city of Thiqar. Getting here may be tricky as you need to buy the tickets in the... more »
It's a historic site to see. The person giving us a little tour was very pleasant and I believe his name was Nasallah? Not 100% sure.
Ur civilization is so important for all ..... and the sewage is still working ..... there are more and more when find out any ruins....but the Gov of Iraq doesn't work as it is.....
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