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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Tom Elliott
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Last modified Jan 31, 2021 08:49 AM History
The temple of the goddess Bēlet-Ninūa, Egišhurankia (“House of the Ordinances of Heaven and Underworld”), was located in the Bāb-Lugalerra district of Babylon, in the western half of the inner city. According to the Babylonian topographical text Tintir = Babylon Tablet IV, it was one of three temples in that part of Babylon. Egišhurankia seems to have been located near Imgur-Enlil, along the northern wall.

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In Tintir = Babylon Tablet IV (line 101), “the navel of the bow of the temple of the goddess Bēlet-Ninūa” is the western limit of the Bāb-Lugalerra district. A text recording measurements of Babylon’s city walls Imgur-Enlil and Nēmetti-Enlil, mentions this temple in connection with the walls and, therefore, Egišhurankia must have been located near Babylon’s inner city walls.

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Jamie Novotny, and Tom Elliott, 'Egišhurankia: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 23 September 2023]

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