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Bad-tibira
Akkadian: Dur-gurgurri



Bad-tibira

Ancient city in Sumer, southern Mesopotamia. It's location has been identified with Tell al-Madina in southern Iraq.
It is one of the very oldest cities, listed as the second city-state of Mesopotamia following Eridu. It was inhabited since the middle of the 4th millennium BCE until at least around 1900 BCE.
It remained a city-state only briefly, in the last known parts of its history, it was under Ur, then Isin. Judging from the finds, the city was destroyed in a fire, dates are unknown.





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