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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Interestingly enough, from the mythological side of affairs, the ascendancy of the whom we know as Sumerians in the place of Ubaids can be discerned from the touted importance of Uruk as the main city under its patron goddess Inanna.Who Were The Ancient Sumerians? History of the ‘First’ Mesopotamians | Dattatreya Mandal | September 15, 2022 | Realm of History
The story of Khasisatra, in the poem of Uruk, invariably proceeds hebdomadally.
The elders of Uruk beg his mother, the mother-goddess Aruru (a form of Ishtar), to restrain him.Folkways | William Graham Sumner
Eabani followed the priestess to Uruk, where he and Gilgamesh became comrades,—heroes of war and slayers of monsters.Folkways | William Graham Sumner
The gods and spirits of "walled Uruk" have become hostile forces.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria | Morris Jastrow
Uruk, and Gilgames with all his valour was barely able to deliver the town.