Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Nippur Expedition 1
III: Events
View of the city of Nippur in Iraq, a site where archaeologists from the University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania discovered a large temple, one of two found in 1952 at the northwestern end of a forty-acre religious quarter. The temple is part of a complex of the early dynastic period (first half of the third millennium BCE) believed to have been dedicated to En-lil and other gods.
En-lil (Deity) | Nippur (Extinct city)--Antiquities | Architecture, Sumerian | Temples, Sumerian | Architecture, Ancient--Iraq | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 11.7 x 16.2 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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