Ur-ban refers to that which is banned or prohibited in the city or civilization. It means that which is banned with the establishment of the city or civilization, and
that which began in the city which is banned. The city was and is important for the development of civilization and has many of mankind's great achievements, i.e. art, architecture, government, great cathedrals, commerce, industry, etc. Ur is the first city in history and is in present day Iraq where, along with Iran, civilization is thought to have begun in the area of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.