(22260) Ur = 1979 UR
Discovered 1979 October 19 by A. Mrkos at Kleť.
 Ur was an important city of ancient southern Mesopotamia (Sumer), situated near the Euphrates River. The excavations at Ur discovered architectural monuments, including the ziggurat, and they greatly enlarged our knowledge of Mesopotamian history. The name was suggested by J. Tichá.
 (MPC 42680 | 2001 May 9)

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