Ur vs. Timbuktu


If you happened to live in Southern Mesopotamia sometime between 3800 BCE and 450 BCE, Ur was THE place to be! As a resident of this important and prosperous port city, located close to where the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers empty into the Persian Gulf, you would have enjoyed wealth and comforts unseen in other Mesopotamian cities. Will Ur still be the city that wows in the ArchaeoMadness showdown?


Timbuktu’s strategic location near the Niger River made it an important African trading center. Timbuktu was an important center for Islamic religion and culture in the 15th and 16th centuries and was home to spectacular mosques, the Koranic Sankore University, and other madrasa, which included numerous Koranic schools and thousands of students. Will the spectacular architecture and history of the site overwhelm the competition in ArchaeoMadness?

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