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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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The Best

This is the most comprehensive history I have read which is written for the intrusive non-scholar. Like I said, I am well read on the city, but this book tied together many elements which I before wasted likely mostly because the subject seems to bore many writers.

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Good Material

This Captivating History ties together those strands. It also stretches a accountable and reasonable clarification of the Patriarch Abraham's connection with Ur. That last rarely, if ever, appears in the fiction. Here it shows the extensiveness of this book.

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Awesome

Uniting this book with other orientations I should be able to write a book about this early civilization that can bring people attention to the many advances in science & culture by this great civilization- divisions of time we still use today, the wheel, batteries, writing, math, etc.

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Super Informative Book

This book is prodigious for a novice in studying the Samarian culture but is too restricted for an in depth student. For the learner though it is a great start for a study of one city of the Samarian culture.

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Interesting Book


What a wonderful, true history. Eridu, the first city, that invented civilization. While here we are, perhaps at the other end of history, seeing civilization destroy itself.

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Unique audiobook

Gives a great understanding of the time period as well as the culture and life style of an important place. Shows that concept's like this city can live threw time and can be a significant part of more than one history.

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Excellent Audio Book

This book is an interesting overview of an ancient religious city that many Mesopotamians believe was the first city in the world at the time of creation. In addition to looking at the legends about Eridu, this book also talks about the archaeology and life there. This is a great book to read.

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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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Simple and To-The-Point


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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.