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032. Dulaim (ancient: Dilbat)




Babil Province. About 15 miles south of Babylon.

Dates:  Early Dynastic-Old Babylonian;
            Occupation during the Persian period.

A site important in the Old Babylonian period, Dilbat was the home of a Sumerian earth goddess named Urash. The city achieved greater prominence as the center of political gravity shifted northward in the Old Babylonian period, and it became one of the major Babylonian cities along with Sippar and Borsippa. A gold necklace from this period, finely worked with small figurines of the goddess Lama and  pendants of circular rosettes, crescents and forked lightening, is a rare surviving example of the goldsmith’s art.

See "The Dibat Hoard", The Metropolitan Museum Journal, vol, 29, 1994.







 

 

 

 








Latitude
  32° 17' 48.0696"
 
  32.29668688964964º
Longitude
  44° 27' 58.7614"
  44.46632261998798º
   
UTM x
  449754
UTM y
  3573447
Zone
  38N
   
MGRS
  38SML4975473447
   

GoogleEarth satellite view
of Dilbat (external resource)