ancient city in modern day Iraq
Nippur (Sumerian: Nibru, often logographically recorded as 𒂗𒆤𒆠, EN.LÍLKI, ["Enlil City;" Akkadian: Nibbur) was a Sumerian city located in modern Nuffar in Afak, Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate, Iraq. It was the special seat of the cult of the Sumerian god Enlil.
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- Nibru, the city where the divine powers are presented to the gods.
- August Nibru! No deity excels like your lord and lady!
They are powerful princes; they are brilliantly revealed deities.
No deity excels like Enlil or Ninlil!
They are powerful princes; they are lords who can decide destinies.
In your midst they have given divine powers to king Enki.
Nibru, your holy songs are exceptionally precious, surpassing all praise!
I, Icme-Dagan, have placed them in everyone's mouths for all time.
- University of Pennsylvania Museum excavations at Nippur
- The Nippur Expedition: the holy city of Nippur; history of excavations.
- Nippur Archaeological Site Photographs at Oriental Institute
- Drehem cuneiform tablets at Milliken University
- GeoLocation from Google
- 85/452 Tablet, cuneiform receipt for livestock, terracotta, Drehem, 2041 BCE