February 23, 2022
The social media user, known as u/mystery_unrolles, shared several aerial images of the historical city of Ur—showing huge buildings peeking out of the sands of modern-day Iraq that have taken back the land.
He or she added that the site is located at 30°57′42″N 46°06′18″E—and that the city isn’t the oldest around.
Indeed, the observant Google Mapper said, “There are urban cities [that] are older than Ur. [Mohenjo-Daro] of Indus valley civilization was founded 4,500 years ago (most likely).”
According to Britannica, the district in southern Mesopotamia, which is now classified as southern Iraq, was once situated on the former Euphrates River and remains one of the oldest cities in the area.
Settlers arrived sometime in the 4th millennium BC and Ur was once a capital city before its decline.
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