Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Nippur Expedition 36
III: Events
Temple of En-lil, city of Nippur in Iraq. End of the second season of excavation by a joint expedition of University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania archaeologists. Surrounded by a large enclosing wall, the Temple of En-lil underwent five successive rebuildings, the earliest 4,200 years ago, the latest 1600 years afterward. A tower (left) marks the location of another temple dedicated to En-lil. Eroded and covered with sand, it was uncovered in the early 20th century by an excavation team, which built a small brick house on the temple summit.
En-lil (Deity) | Nippur (Extinct city)--Antiquities | Temples--Iraq | Architecture, Ancient--Iraq | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 16.4 x 22.8 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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