I've been at ISAW this week teaching scholars and researchers about the web and linked data. Among other things, this has meant a lot of talk about URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers). Pleiades has URIs for places, of course, and Brad Hafford (Director of the Penn Museum's Ur Digitization Project) revealed that it has a URI for a place named Ur or (according to the Barrington) Uri: http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/912985. According to Brad and Steve Tinney (Oracc), the full Sumerian name would have been Urim. It was commonly shorted in its day to Uri, and at some point further to Ur.
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