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An ancient city of Sumer in southern Mesopotamia. It flourished c. 2400 bc and after the fall of Akkad (c. 2180) enjoyed a classical revival noted for its sculpture and literature.
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(ˈleɪ gæʃ)

an ancient Sumerian city between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, at the modern village of Telloh in SE Iraq.
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