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Uruk

Pronunciation: /ˈo͝oro͝ok/
An ancient city in southern Mesopotamia, northwest of Ur, one of the greatest cities of Sumer. Built in the 5th millennium bc, it is associated with the hero Gilgamesh. Arabic name Warka; biblical name Erech.

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Syllabification: U·ruk

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