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The temple of the god Išhara, Ešasurra (“House of the Womb”), was located in the Šuanna district (modern Ishin Aswad) of Babylon. According to the Babylonian topographical text Tintir = Babylon Tablet IV, this was one of two temples in that part of the city, which was located in the southern part of the eastern half of Babylon.

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German excavators unearthed this 1710 m² temple in 1901–02. The ruins of the building are now covered by earth. Because its excavators could not identify the divine owner through in-situ inscriptions, the building was first called the “West Temple” and then “Temple Z.” Later on, it was wrongly identified as the temple of the goddess Gula (which is located in the Eridu district of the city). The correct identification of the building as the temple of the god Išhara was established by the Babylonian topographical text Tintir = Babylon Tablet IV, which names only two temples in the Šuanna district (modern Ishin Aswad).

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Jamie Novotny, 'Ešasurra: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 26 September 2023]

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