Visual Timeline: Ur
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5000 BCE: Sumer inhabited by Ubaid people.
4000 BCE: First settlement of Ur.
2600 BCE - 2000 BCE: The Royal Graves of Ur used in Sumer.
2330 BCE: Sargon of Akkad sacks Ur.
2100 BCE: First ziggurats in Ur, Eridu, Uruk, and Nippur.
2055 BCE - 2047 BCE: Utu Hegel's reign over Sumerian and Akkadian cities.
2050 BCE: The Code of Ur-Nammu (the earliest known code of laws) is written.
2047 BCE - 1750 BCE: Third dynasty of Ur.
2047 BCE - 2030 BCE: Ur-Nammu's reign over Sumer.
2047 BCE - 1750 BCE: The Ur III Period in Sumer, known as the Sumerian Renaissance.
2038 BCE: King Shulgi of Ur builds his great wall in Sumer.
2030 BCE - 1980 BCE: Ur was reputed to be the largest city in the world.
1750 BCE: Elam conquers Ur.
1000 BCE: Chaldeans occupy Ur.
450 BCE: Ur is no longer inhabited, possibly due to drought or changing river patterns.