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Sîn-Šamaš Temple

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Feb 05, 2018 08:42 AM History
One of the temples in the citadel of Nineveh that was dedicated to the moon-god Sîn and the sun-god Šamaš. Its Sumerian ceremonial name is not preserved in extant cuneiform sources and its exact location remains unknown. The temple is generally believed to have been east of the temples of Ištar (Emašmaš) and Nabû (Ezida) and south of the North Palace (palace of Ashurbanipal).

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unlocated, temple


The temple was worked on by the following Neo-Assyrian kings: Ashurnasirpal II, Sennacherib, Esarhaddon, and Ashurbanipal.

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Sîn-Šamaš Temple: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 23 July 2024]

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