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Ka-dingirra

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).
Last modified Jan 27, 2021 10:19 AM History
According to the Babylonian topographical text Tintir = Babylon, Ka-dingirra was one of the six city districts of the eastern half of the inner city of Babylon and it contained four temples. Ka-dingirra is also a name of Babylon itself.

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Ka-dingirra is the northern district of the western part of the eastern half of the inner city of Babylon. It is bounded by the Eridu district on the south, by the Arahtu River on the west, by the walls Imgur-Enlil and Nēmetti-Enlil (with access in and out of the inner city by the Ištar Gate) on the north, and the New City district on the east. According to Tintir = Babylon IV (lines 15–18), there were four temples in Ka-dingirra. These were: Eniggidrukalamasuma, Emašdari, Ehilikalamma, and Emah, all four of which have been excavated. Moreover, the traditional royal residence, the so-called South Palace (or Old Palace), was located in this part of Babylon; Nebuchadnezzar II built a new royal residence (the so-called North Palace) immediately to the north. According to Tintir = Babylon V (line 94), the southern and northern limits of Ka-dingirra were the Grand Gate and Ištar Gate.


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Jamie Novotny, 'Ka-dingirra: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/54136920> [accessed: 06 March 2021]

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