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4,500-Year-Old Sumerian Temple Dedicated To Mighty Thunder God Discovered

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Archaeologists in Iraq have unearthed the remains of a 4,500-year-old Sumerian temple dedicated to Ningirsu, the Mesopotamian god of springtime thunder, the British Museum has reported. The long-lost temple was built out of mud brick and was the spectacular centerpiece of the ancient city of Girsu, now an archaeological site known as Tello. “At the heart of the city of Girsu, we have discovered — and are still currently excavating — one of the most important sacred spaces of all ancient Mesopotamia: a temple dedicated to the chief god of Girsu,” Sebastien Rey(opens in new tab), a curator of ancient Mesopotamia and lead archaeologist at the British Museum in London, said in a presentation(opens in new tab) of the findings… (READ MORE)

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