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Ziggurat of UR, Nasiriyah

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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.
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  • Visited while in the Army during a sandstorm in August 2004. Climbed the 103 steps to the Ziggurat of Ur of the Chaldeans. It was the temple to Nana the Moon god about 4100 years ago. It was most.....  more »
  • 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.....
  • Even I didn't see the whole world ..... (just 4 countries with iraq) The most place that I prefer .. The most place that I can visited over and over again with no matter about feeling boring ... ( Ziggurat Ur) A place with passion ... A place with love for all types of life .... I learn a lots when I ever go there .... Kind people .... a place with history ... history of all world is right there .... I have positive energy when I ever go there .... 💜💜💜
  • Nice historical location
  • This amazing place was built on 2100s BC. Its by my knowledge the oldest monument still standing. In this place you can see the main building "Ziggurat" and the city near by "Ur of the Chaldean" and "Abraham's house", the father of all prophets. The place unfortunately, doesn't have tourist services on site, in regards of food, small museum, gifts and decent rest rooms. I would love to see small places there, where you can make clay smaple yourself, some booklets & gifts about the area, which you can buy and help to engage there. There's an old train station nearby thats not active, it should be! However, there's a great tourist guides, who speak Arabic, English and have broad knowledge and passion about this place, and they can provide a valuable info about the place. It should have 5 stars but due to what I preserve about service, it deserves 3 stars! The Iraqi government should take care more for such places.

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