- an ancient Sumerian city in S Iraq, near the Euphrates, important before 2000 b.c.: exclusive archaeological excavations, notably of a ziggurat and of tablets with very early Sumerian script.
Biblical name Erech.
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The third and fourth tablets take us back to the history of Uruk.
Lugal-zaggisi, as the king of Uruk, assigns to the goddess a first place.
Sin-gamil, of Uruk, builds sanctuaries to Nergal at Cuthah, 66.
Sin-gashid, of Uruk, servitor of Lugal-banda and Nin-gul, 95-6.
The story of Khasisatra, in the poem of Uruk, invariably proceeds hebdomadally.