Ur: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient Mesopotamia

Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: History, Middle East
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Explore the captivating history of Ur

This audiobook is about the city which houses the mighty Ziggurat - the Biblical “Ur of the Chaldees” where Abraham was supposedly born. The site near which the earliest human cultures were found. The site which held the most glorious Sumerian Dynasty in ancient history. This is the story of the city that was destined to die and be reborn every millennium or so, a city full of intrigue, magnificence, tragedy, and glory.

By listening to Ur: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient Mesopotamia, you will...

  • Get a sense of how Ur came to existence, how it grew, reached its zenith, fell, re-rose, and ultimately perished until it reemerged a little over a century and a half ago
  • Learn of its history, laden with wars, trade, divine worship, political corruption, and entertainment
  • Know why people of Abrahamic faiths in particular hold this city in high regard
  • And learn much, much more about this remarkable ancient city.

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn about Ur!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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Ur: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient Mesopotamia is an eye-opening audiobook to learn about UR. I really enjoyed it and would like it to recommend it to all.

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Very disappointed with this book. Much too.short and cursery. I could have read wikipedia for the same inf. I will not be purchasing any more of this.series.

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The content is valid and the narrator only made bad material worse. Not worth listening to at all

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Captivating

Anything ancient I love, also love reading about the Sumerian's. read these books to understand the bible better.

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This book is well written and easy to understand. It even throws light on the location of The Ur.

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Very 'absorbing' one would of course have to be interested in that time in history. Very well explained.

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Liked It

If you have greater depth of knowledge, but Mesopotamia history doesn’t exercise your memory banks daily, this sized book is an effective, cost effective, summary resource to refresh your memory banks before reading a more comprehensive book.

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Very Informative

The book describes the area where this culture flourished, the foundation of the city, coliform writing, the extensive trade routes, the early king periods, the fall, and the various archaeological works that took place.

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A Perfect book

I especially enjoyed reading this book and comparing this ancient culture with references in the Bible.

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special segment

This book covers a special segment of ancient history that I thought I knew a lot about. I was wrong. This book covers a great deal of history that I was not too familiar with. A very good read.

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  • Black A
  • 12-09-18

Good Source Of Education

It is a good source to learn about the ancient history of UR. I loved the way this author explained it and highly recommend this book.

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  • Scarlett Tom
  • 12-09-18

Ancient History

This is truthfully ancient history that can be found connecting g to the Bible stories. Stimulating look at Ur and the Sumerians.

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  • Caleb
  • 12-09-18

Well Done Author

Exceptional info about a little known culture getting its right place in the ancient record!

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  • Jude
  • 12-09-18

Very Impressive

The Euphrates altered course which forced a move for the people. All kind of things happened which counterpart’s cultures through history.

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  • William
  • 12-09-18

I loved It

I love the way archaeology ties in with antiquity. It was noted how the area lay undisturbed for periods which made it ready for picking by archaeologists to learn more about this culture.

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  • DARCY
  • 12-09-18

Lovely

When I saw Ur I knew it would cover info on Abraham & it did even if at end of book! The author notes some inconsistencies on Biblical characters not stated in the records. Same as for the Egyptians; the timelines don’t match up but rest assured it happened.

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  • Nathan
  • 12-09-18

Excellent

You'll get info on the over-all timelines, the several civilizations that vied for this bit of property, and even a touch of the mythology. That said, this is a book on archaeology.

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  • Charlie
  • 12-09-18

Pretty Much Interesting

This book is an in-depth, comprehensive examination of the archaeology and history of the city of Ur. It's an outline to the topic, and taken in that light, a very good one.

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  • Mia Holy Jai
  • 12-09-18

Good one

The book inspects the history of the early city of Ur which may have been the city that the Biblical Abraham is connected with. It's a city that had a long history under a diversity of different regulatory interests, being abandoned around 500 BC.

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  • Oscar
  • 12-08-18

Super Informative

very interesting serious history, earliest civilization, city states. I higly recommend this book to all folks.