Sites & cities that bear the name of Opis


Today in : Iraq
First trace of activity : ca. 19th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 2nd century B.C.E
Recorded names : Upî, Upija, Ὦπις, Tall al-Mujailāt, Tulūl al-Mujaili`

Description : Opis (Akkadian Upî or Upija; Ancient Greek: Ὦπις) was an ancient Babylonian city near the Tigris, not far from modern Baghdad. Akkadian and Greek texts indicate that it was located on the east side of the Tigris, near the Diyala River. While the precise site of the city has been considered uncertain for a long time, recent geographical surveys of ancient Mesopotamia identify Opis with great probability as the mound called Tall al-Mujailāt (or Tulūl al-Mujaili`), 20 miles (32 km) southeast in a straight line from central Baghdad and 47 miles (76 km) northeast in a straight line from ancient Babylon.

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