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a village in SE Iraq, between the lower Tigris and Euphrates: site of the ancient Sumerian city of Lagash.
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The museum includes a statue of Gudea, Ruler of Iraqi ancient City of Girsu, in the year 2300 BC, a location for copper mining, another for shell jewelry, another for the primitive fishing equipment in Ras Al Jinz area and a location for incense and beauty materials.
Their topics include the emergence of the Ghassulian textile industry in the southern Levant Chalcolithic Period about 4500-3900 BC, the crescent shaped loom weight as evidence for technology and palace economy in Middle Bronze Age Anatolia, considering the finishing of textiles based on neo-Sumerian inscription from Girsu, tapestries in the Bronze and Early Iron Ages of the Ancient Near East, and the whorls from Ugarit at the Musee d'Archeologie Nationale and at the Louvre.
The Neo-Sumerian tablet (HS 201), also already published, belongs to a homogenous group of six extant tables of reciprocals from Nippur and Girsu.
Summary: TELLO, Iraq: Staring out at the ancient Sumerian city of Girsu, in the midst of the Iraqi desert, with the sun beating down, Philippe Cousin breathlessly exclaims, "It's extraordinary.
The inscription on the cone indicates that it came from a temple at Girsu, modern Tell Telloh in southern Iraq.
Only four sites fall into this category, Uruk, Larsa, Lagash and Girsu.
Similarly, Pietro Mander in "The 'Messenger Texts' from Girsu" and Franco D'Agostino and Francesco Pomponio in "The Umma 'Messenger Texts'" provide statistical data for the Girsu and Umma messenger texts and outline an on-going research project on this genre.
Lagash with its capital Girsu is by far the best documented late Early Dynastic Mesopotamian state; see Cooper 1983, Selz 1995, Huh 2008.
226: The authors venture estimates on the numbers of scribes: at Girsu 30+, Akkad 100+, Ur III 1600.
When she discusses dating as a means of immortality, Radner is mistaken in thinking that the numerical dating systems used at Presargonic Girsu, Zabala, and Umma, and Sargonic Umma (as well as Presargonic Man?
4] priests are known at Umma in the year AS 6, and two are known at Girsu in the year AS 3.