Prophet Ibrahim / Abraham (AS)
Ur: (Sumerian Capital).
Home of the Ziggurat of Ur and the reputed birthplace of the prophet Ibrahim (AS).
Ur was the capital of the Sumerian civilisation and once a great harbour city on the banks of the Euphrates river, until it changed its course and the city became lost.
The Great Ziggurat of Ur was a temple of Nanna, the moon deity in Sumerian mythology, and has two stages constructed from brick: in the lower stage the bricks are joined together with bitumen, in the upper stage they are joined with mortar. The temple was built in 2,100 B.C. during the reign of Ur-Nammu and stands 70 feet (21 m) high).
Ibrahim (AS) was born in a house of idolaters, in the kingdom of Babylon. His father was a well known idol sculptor that his people worshipped. As a young child, Ibrahim used to watch his father sculpting these idols from stones or wood.