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Some Recent Results of the University of Pennsylvania Excavations at Nippur, Especially of the Temple Hill


The site report for the University of Pennsylvania's excavation of Nippur in Iraq. The detailed excavation report includes photographs, diagrams, and topographical map.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-485-1
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 256
Publication Date: Aug 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 88
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-485-1
$50.00
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Nippur in modern-day Iraq was one of the most ancient and sacred of the cities of ancient Sumeria, though it never enjoyed the political prominence of Uruk and Ur. Home to the temple of Enlil, it was a spiritual center for the other settlements of Sumeria. The site report represents the first in-depth excavation of the site in an effort that went on for many seasons afterward and focuses on the ziggurat site, the Nippur arch, court of the columns, and temple district. The detailed excavation report includes photographs, diagrams, and topographical map. This site is key to the understanding of the Sumerian culture, which in turn is key to understanding both Biblical history and the Greek literature that preserves elements of Sumerian.

Nippur in modern-day Iraq was one of the most ancient and sacred of the cities of ancient Sumeria, though it never enjoyed the political prominence of Uruk and Ur. Home to the temple of Enlil, it was a spiritual center for the other settlements of Sumeria. The site report represents the first in-depth excavation of the site in an effort that went on for many seasons afterward and focuses on the ziggurat site, the Nippur arch, court of the columns, and temple district. The detailed excavation report includes photographs, diagrams, and topographical map. This site is key to the understanding of the Sumerian culture, which in turn is key to understanding both Biblical history and the Greek literature that preserves elements of Sumerian.

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John Peters

  • SOME RECENT RESULTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA EXCAVATIONS AT NIPPUR, ESPECIALLY OF THE TEMPLE HILL: [PLATES III, IV, V] (page 5)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA EXCAVATIONS AT NIPPUR: II THE NIPPUR ARCH: [PLATE XX] (page 43)
  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY (page 61)