(Erech or Walka) - 250 acres of town 4,500 to 3,250 BC
picture shows the north-eastern side of the ziggurat in the
temple precinct of E-anna at Uruk, a large town on the river
Euphrates, which was highly developed as early as 4,500 BC.
An international trading centre, Uruk lay at the heart of the
archaic Sumerian civilization, a product of many thousands of
years of agricultural prosperity and expansion due to superb
From the Larouse Encyclopedia of Archaeology