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Shara Temple at Umma

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee
Contributors: Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Aug 30, 2019 05:05 PM History
Large temple at Tell Jokha/Umma dedicated to the Sumerian god Shara. The temple was constructed by king Šu-Suen of the Third Dynasty of Ur (2035-2027 BCE), and was used during the Ur III-Old Babylonian periods.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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  • Shara Temple at Umma at Umma (2500 BC - 1500 BC)


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Gabriel Mckee, and Tom Elliott, 'Shara Temple at Umma: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <> [accessed: 13 August 2020]

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