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a Pleiades place resource

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According to the Babylonian topographical text Tintir = Babylon, Eridu was one of the six city districts of the eastern half of the inner city of Babylon and it contained thirteen temples (including Esagila) and the ziggurat Etemenanki. Eridu is also a name of Babylon itself.

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    • Eridu (Sumerian, 1600 BC - 30 BC)



Eridu is the central district of the western part of the eastern half of the inner city of Babylon. It is bounded on the south by the Šuanna district, on the north by the Ka-dingirra district, and on the east by the Kullab district. Its western limit is the Arahtu River. As the city’s religious center, Eridu is home to thirteen temples and the ziggurat Etemenanki. According to Tintir = Babylon IV (lines 1–14), these religious buildings were: Esagila, Etemenanki, Ekarzagina, Erabriri, Egalmaḫ, Enamtaggaduḫa, Ealtila, Eturkalama, Enitena, Esagdilannagidrutuku, Ezidagišnugal, Egišlanki Eguzalamah, and Esaggašara. According to Tintir = Babylon V (line 92), the southern and northern limits of Eridu were the Market Gate and Grand Gate.

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Jamie Novotny, 'Eridu: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 22 February 2024]

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