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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jan 26, 2021 09:50 AM History
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According to the Babylonian topographical text Tintir = Babylon, Šuanna was one of the six city districts of the eastern half of the inner city of Babylon and it contained two temples. Šuanna is also a name of Babylon itself (starting in the twelfth century BC).

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    • Šuanna (Sumerian, 1600 BC - 30 BC)
    • Šuman (Akkadian, 540 BC - 30 BC)



Šuanna is the southernmost district of the western part of the eastern half of the inner city of Babylon. It is bounded on the south by the walls Imgur-Enlil and Nēmetti-Enlil (with access in and out of the inner city by the Uraš Gate), by the Arahtu River on the west, by the Eridu district on the north, and by the TE.E district on the east. The temples Ehursagtilla and Ešasurra were located in Šuanna; both building have been excavated. The processional way of the god Nabû, Nabû-dayyān-nišīšu, passed through this part of Babylon, from the Uraš Gate in the south to Esagila in the north (in the Eridu district). 

According to Tintir = Babylon V (lines 92–93), the southern border of the Eridu district and the northern border of the Šuanna district was the Market Gate (bāb maḫīru), one of the former city gates of Babylon. 

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Jamie Novotny, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Šuanna: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 03 October 2023]

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