Sentence Examples

  • In a long inscription which he caused to be engraved on hundreds of stone vases dedicated to El-lil of Nippur, he declares that his kingdom extended " from the Lower Sea of the Tigris and Euphrates," or Persian Gulf, to " the Upper Sea " or Mediterranean.
  • NIPPUR, one of the most ancient of all the Babylonian cities of which we have any knowledge, the special seat of the worship of the Sumerian god, En-lil, lord of the storm demons.
  • The result of their work is a fairly continuous history of Nippur, and especially of its great temple, E-kur, from the earliest period.
  • Originally a village of reed huts in the marshes, similar to many of those which can be seen in that region to-day, Nippur underwent the usual vicissitudes of such villages - floods and conflagrations.
  • As at Tello, so at Nippur, the clay archives of the temple were found not in the temple proper, but on an outlying mound.

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