Ur in Mesopotamia: Definition & Explanation

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Though archaeological evidence suggests Ur was inhabited as early as the sixth millennium B.C., the earliest textual evidence of Ur as an urban center dates to approximately_____.

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1. The 20th-century restoration and rebuilding of portions of the great ziggurat of Ur was largely done under the direction of _____.

2. Ur arguably reached the height of its power and cultural relevancy under the rule of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet, you can expect questions that test your knowledge of the history of Ur, a city in Mesopotamia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics that are tested in this quiz/worksheet include:

  • Early evidence of Ur as an urban center
  • Rebuilding the great ziggurat of Ur
  • Height of Ur's power and cultural relevancy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Mesopotamian city of Ur
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the height of Ur's power
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the era of Ur's decay into ruins

Additional Learning

Go over the lesson titled Ur in Mesopotamia: Definition & Explanation to get more information on these concepts and the following objectives:

  • Identify key historical facts regarding Ur
  • Understand the importance of the city in ancient history
  • Recognize the past and present significance of the Great Ziggurat of Ur
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