Sites & cities that bear the name of Sippar


Today in : Iraq
First trace of activity : ca. 3,500 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 1st century B.C.E
Recorded names : ๐’Œ“๐’„’๐’‰ฃ๐’† , Zimbir, Sippar de Shamash, Sippar ลกa ล amaลก, Tell Abu Habbah, Sippar des Yahrurum, Sippar de la steppe

Description : Sippar (Sumerian: ๐’Œ“๐’„’๐’‰ฃ๐’† , Zimbir) was an ancient Near Eastern Sumerian and later Babylonian city on the east bank of the Euphrates river. Its tell is located at the site of modern Tell Abu Habbah near Yusufiyah in Iraq's Baghdad Governorate, some 60 km north of Babylon and 30 km southwest of Baghdad. The city's ancient name, Sippar, could also refer to its sister city, Sippar-Amnanum (located at the modern site of Tell ed-Der); a more specific designation for the city here referred to as Sippar was Sippar-Yahrurum.

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