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Kidmuri Temple

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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The bīt Kidmuri is one of the temples located in the citadel of Nineveh. Its Sumerian ceremonial name is not preserved in extant cuneiform sources. Although the temple's exact location remains unknown, it is generally believed to have been between the temple of the goddess Ištar (Emašmaš) and the Citadel Gate (East Gate).

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The temple may be mentioned in a decree of the Assyrian king Adad-nārārī III. Several inscriptions of the 7th century king Sennacherib mention its tower in relation to the old South-West Palace, the one that had existed prior to his reign. Those Akkadian texts seem to imply that it was located near the Citadel Gate. Sennacherib's grandson Ashurbanipal restored the cult and cult statue of Šarrat-Kidmuri, presumably the one in Nineveh.


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Jamie Novotny, 'Kidmuri Temple: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/331679526> [accessed: 24 April 2018]

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