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Bartelmus, Alexa and Almamori, Haider (2021): New Light on Dilbat. Kassite Building Activities on the Uraš Temple “E-Ibbi-Anum” at Tell al-Deylam. In: Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Vol. 111, No. 1: pp. 174-190

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Recent excavations by the Department of Archaeology of the University of Babylon (Iraq) have brought to light the ruins of a temple at Tell al-Deylam, about 30 km south of Babylon. Thanks to a number of inscribed bricks it can securely be identified as “E-Ibbi-Anum”, the temple of Dilbat’s city god Uraš, which confirms earlier attempts to identify the site with that city. The Sumerian text of the inscriptions allows a secure dating of the building to the Kassite period, more precisely, the reign of a king named Kurigalzu (probably I).

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