Sites & cities that bear the name of Puzrish-Dagan


Today in : Iraq
First trace of activity : ca. 21st century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Drehem, Durayhim

Description : Drehem or ancient Puzrish-Dagan, a suburb of Nippur, is the best-known city of the so-called redistribution centers of the Neo Sumerian period of Mesopotamian history. It is located some 10 kilometers south of Nippur. Witnessed by thousands of cuneiform tablets, livestock (cattle, sheep, and goats) of the state was centralized at Drehem and redistributed to the temples, its officials and the royal palaces of Sumer. The temples of nearby Nippur, the religious capital of the Neo Sumerian culture, were the main destinations of the livestock. The city was founded by Shulgi, king of Ur. Some of its cuneiform archives are at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

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