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The ancient city of Erech was one of the first cities established after the Biblical account of the Great Flood.
Erech was located in the alluvial plain area of southern Mesopotamia, between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers.
The domestication of grains and proximity to the regions two great rivers increased the population of Erech to the regions largest, both in population and area.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/sites/middle_east/erech.html   (589 words)

 Erech - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Erech (Hebrew name ארך, meaning 'to extract, or draw out') was an ancient city in the land of Shinar, thought to be the second city built by king Nimrod following the destruction of the Tower of Babel.
Although the exact location of Erech is now uncertain, the Book of Jubilees 9:3 identifies that the land of Shinar was allocated to Asshur, second son of Shem, and this strongly supports the placement of Erech in the northern part of Mesopotamia.
There are nevertheless many notable scholars who believe from archaeological artefacts that the place of Erech may be Uruk in southern Mesopotamia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Erech   (194 words)

 Encyclopedia of Arda: Stone of Erech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was half-buried at the top of the Hill of Erech at the mouth of the Blackroot Vale, far to the west of Minas Tirth.
In fact, the Stone had its origins in Númenor, and was brought to Erech after the Downfall by Isildur himself.
It was at the Stone of Erech that the King of the Mountains swore allegiance to Isildur's cause in the time of the Last Alliance.
www.glyphweb.com /arda/s/stoneoferech.html   (247 words)

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The harlot halts outside the city of Erech with the enamoured Enkidu, while she relates to him the two dreams of the king, Gilgamish.
E-anna, temple in Erech, 123, 30; 125; 148, 12; 213, 18.
Erech _ribîtim_, 212, 28; 213, 15; 217, 19:21; 217, 3:6.
www2.cddc.vt.edu /gutenberg/1/8/8/9/18897/18897-8.txt   (5456 words)

 Catalog Page for PIA03215
Terrain units and topography of the area where a bright swath called Erech Sulcus intersects northern Sippar Sulcus on Jupiter's moon Ganymede are shown in these two frames derived from images of Jupiter's moon Ganymede by NASA's Galileo and Voyager spacecraft.
Erech Sulcus is the band of grooved terrain extending north-south between two blocks of older, dark terrain.
A portion of Sippar Sulcus, nearly perpendicular to Erech Sulcus, lies to the south.
photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov /catalog/PIA03215   (281 words)

 Other Structures of Middle-earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was half buried in the ground atop the Hill of Erech.
The Hill of Erech was located in Gondor at the entrance to the Blackroot Vale in the White Mountains.
On March 8, 3019, Aragorn summoned the Dead to the Stone of Erech, and there at midnight he called upon them to fulfill their oath at last.
www.tuckborough.net /otherbuildings.html   (3525 words)

 Epic of Gilgamesh (Myth-Folklore Online)
As Shepherd (i.e., King) of Erech he forced the people to toil overmuch, and his demands reduced them to such a state of misery that they cried out to the gods and begged them to create some king who should control Gilgamish and give them deliverance from him.
When Gilgamish heard his story he advised him to act upon a suggestion which the hunter's father had already made, namely that he should hire a harlot and take her out to the forest, so that Enkidu might be ensnared by the sight of her beauty, and take up his abode with her.
Enkidu hearkened and the harlot then told him of the glories of Erech and of Gilgamish, who, she said, had been forewarned of Enkidu's coming by two dreams, which he had related to his divine mother, Nin-sun.
www.mythfolklore.net /3043mythfolklore/reading/gilgamesh/pages/01.htm   (987 words)

 The Tower of Babel and Babylon, Gilgamesh, Ningizzida, Gudea
Erech was the home of Gilgamesh, the hero of the great Akkadian epic.
Archaeologists have found that this city was one of the oldest of Babylonia, founded before 4000 B.C. One of the earliest dynasties of the Sumerians ruled from Erech, it boasted the first ziggurat, or temple tower, and began the use of clay cylinder seals.
A cylinder seal from Erech, end of the fourth century B.C., depicts the god Tammuz (a fertility god widely worshipped in Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine) feeding the cattle of the temple.
www.mazzaroth.com /ChapterThree/TowerOfBabel.htm   (2172 words)

The cornfields of Babylonia were mostly in the south, where Larsa, Lagash, Erech, and Calneh were the centres of an opulent agricultural population.
Anu's local cult is as yet uncertain; Erech has been suggested; we know that Gudea erected a temple to him; he always remained a shadowy personality.
Gilgamesh has yearned for a companion, and the goddess Arurn makes Ea-bani, the warrior; "covered with hair was all his body and he had tresses like a woman, his hair grew thick as corn; though a man, he lives amongst the beasts of the field".
www.piney.com /BabCathEncy.html   (9661 words)

 Kingdoms of Armorican Celts - Bro Erech
Situated nearest the Frankish border, Bro Erech was the surviving portion of the Vannetais kingdom, once Cornouaille and Domnonia had become separate principalities in their own right.
This shrunken Vannetais continued to bear that name until it was retitled Bro Erech, the name deriving from Waroch (as Bro-Waroch), and is first mentioned in the Lives of the Saints.
It is also mentioned by Gregory of Tours, who locates much of the events of his lifetime near Vannes, presumably an important site in Vannetais and named after the former (submerged) Vaneti tribe of the area.
www.kessler-web.co.uk /History/KingListsBritain/ArmoricaBroErech.htm   (177 words)

 TolkienWiki: Stone__of__Erech
A large fl stone on the top of the hill of Erech, which was half buried in the ground.
For upon the top stood a fl stone, round as a great globe, the height of a man, though its half was buried in the ground.
p.397) the fl Stone of Erech, which was according to legend brought from Númenor, was not a Palantír, but a Palantír was preserved in a tower at Erech.
www.thetolkienwiki.org /wiki.cgi?Stone__of__Erech   (421 words)

 Gilgamesh Epic
This heroic poem is named after its hero, Gilgamesh, a tyrannical Babylonian king who ruled the city of Erech (Uruk) on the site of present-day Warka, Iraq.
According to the myth, the gods respond to the prayers of the oppressed citizenry of Erech and send a wild, brutish man, Enkidu, to challenge Gilgamesh to a wrestling match.
When the two travellers return to Erech, Ishtar, guardian deity of the city, proclaims her love for the heroic Gilgamesh.
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/demons/biblic/gilgamesh.htm   (320 words)

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Inanna, queen of heaven, and patron goddess of the city of Erech, wants to increase the welfare and prosperity of her city, to make it the center of Sumerian civilization, and most importantly, to exalt her own name and honor.
He dispatches his messenger Isimud together with a group of sea monsters to follow Inanna and her boat to the first of the seven stopping stations that are located between the Abzu of Eridu and Erech.
Finally, Inanna and her boat arrive safely in Erech and she unloads the divine decrees one at a time.
www.archaeos.org /Duranki/myth.htm   (3058 words)

 Volume 1 Chapter 10
The government of Cush and Nimrod, begun at Babel, thus continued at Kish while the towns of Erech, Accad and Calneh were being built in the land of Shinar following the abortive attempt at Babel.
From these facts it is clear that the Dynasty of Erech is composed of two blood lines -- that of Cush and that of Asshur.
In the King List it is stated either that Erech was built under the rule of En-mer-kar, or that it was built by En-mer-kar.
www.earth-history.com /Various/Compendium/hhc1ch10.htm   (2703 words)

 Gilgamesh, Akkadian Cycle: Resume
It is generally agreed that he was a king of the land of Sumer who reigned in the third millennium over the city of Uruk or Erech in probable succession to the king Dumuzi.
Then, seeing Ishtar on the walls of Erech, weeping in the midst of her sacred courtesans, he skinned off the right flank of the celestial bull and flung it derisively onto the goddess's face, saying: 'And thou too, let me but catch thee - I shall do as much to thee'.
Still haunted by the fear of death he evoked the shade of Enkidu, to learn from him the 'law of the world'; but Enkidu could only describe to his friend the mournful condition of those who are everlastingly imprisoned in the sombre kingdom of Nergal.
users.tpg.com.au /etr/gilgm/tex/resumeE.html   (2733 words)

 The Hill of Erech, by Daisy Norbury
Aragorn bid them hurry to the stone of Erech, and the lights twinkling in the homes of Men sped by.
In their haste, the Dunadain and their companions rode like hunters, until their horses were stumbling with weariness.
Now I go to Pelargir upon Anduin, and ye shall come after me. And when all this land is clean of the servants of Sauron, I will hold the oath fulfilled, and ye shall have peace and depart forever.
axebow.hakaze.com /fic/fic-daisy-erech.htm   (2782 words)

 Gilgamesh, Sumerian Cycle: Gilgamesh and Agga of Kish
The story of the struggle between Erech and Kish is told in the form of a Sumerian epic poem whose chief characters are Agga, the last ruler of the first dynasty of Kish, and Gilgamesh, the king of Erech and "lord of Kullab".
The poem begins with the arrival in Erech of Agga's envoys bearing an ultimatum to its king Gilgamesh.
The meaning of the remainder of the poem is not too clear, but it seems that Gilgamesh in some way succeeds in gaining the friendship of Agga and in having the siege lifted without a fight.
users.tpg.com.au /etr/gilgm/tex/gAgga.html   (733 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Near the stone of Erech, perpetual darkness and eternal torment reign for even trees and animals have fled this cursed land.
As if commanded by the dead, grey clouds lower themselves to the stone of Erech and soon the stone and the cloaked figure are surrounded by a dense fog.
Thus leaves a broken man the lands of Erech, staggering under the force placed upon him moments passed, slowly removing himself of the lurking wandering dead...
home.earthlink.net /~ivriniel/2001/052101_Ghost.htm   (1682 words)

 Catalog Page for PIA01615
A swath of grooved terrain named Erech Sulcus cuts north-south across the ancient dark terrain of Marius Regio.
The multiple scales of ubiquitous grooves in Erech Sulcus probably formed when tectonic forces pulled apart the icy surface of Jupiter's moon, Ganymede.
The southern edge of Erech Sulcus is truncated by the smoother bright terrain of Sippar Sulcus, trending roughly east-west.
photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov /catalog/PIA01615   (246 words)

 Valleys of Middle-earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Near the southern end of the valley was the Hill of Erech, upon which was the Stone of Erech.
At midnight at the Stone of Erech, Aragorn summoned the Dead to fulfill their oath to fight the servants of Sauron.
A company of 500 archers from the Blackroot Vale went to the aid of Minas Tirith during the War of the Ring.
www.tuckborough.net /valleys.html   (3192 words)

 Ancient Uruk (Biblical Erech) [Arabic Warka] in Iraq
Ancient Uruk (Biblical Erech) [Arabic Warka] in Iraq
Ancient Uruk -- Biblical Erech -- Arabic Warka
When the city was occupied in ancient times the waters of the Euphrates River flowed close by; today the river flows some 12 miles distant -- having shifted its course through the millennia...
ancientneareast.tripod.com /Uruk_Warka_Erech.html   (256 words)

 "Erech Chaim" or "The value of Life" photo - trip photos at pbase.com
"Erech Chaim" or "The value of Life" photo - trip photos at pbase.com
This is the title page of a book published in Bukowsko titled "Erech Chaim" or "The value of Life".
The name is a play on words of the author's name, R' Chaim, son of Yisachar Berish of Bukowsk.
www.pbase.com /image/1725961   (177 words)

 :: MURDERSHOWDOTNET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some dude on a message board asked me to draw a logo for his beats thing, it was a shitty sketch, but the colors kinda saved it.
I’ve not the time or the desire to write about it, and I’m sure it’s been done to death all over the webs already, but my pal Stephan said this in a discussion we were having about it, and it pretty much sums up how I felt too.
I was just reminded the sites been on the new server for a whole year, since the relaunch and all that, last Halloween.
www.murdershow.net   (1360 words)

 Ishtar and Izdubar: Alcove I: Column II. The Fall of Erech
The woes of Erech with a measured stroke:
8:6 "Ellat-gula," the queen of Erech, the capital of Babylonia.
9:10 "Eridu," the land of Ur, or Erech.
www.sacred-texts.com /ane/iai/iai03.htm   (1365 words)

 The Grey Havens - Songs & Tales: Isildur - Chapter Three
Leaving orders that he be summoned if the Elders appeared, he rode alone up to the head of the valley to see the Caverns of Erech.
"It is the horns of Erech," he called as he mounted, "the Elders are come at last." But Malithôr was already racing for his horse.
Glancing up the hill toward the Erech Stone, Ohtar could just make out the figure of Isildur standing there silent and motionless, wrapped in his long travel cloak against the cold mountain air.
tolkien.cro.net /talesong/isildur/erechst.html   (4008 words)

 Epic of Ishtar and Izdubar
[11] "Ellat-gula," one of the queens or sovereigns of Erech, supposed to have preceded Nammurabi or Nimrod on the throne.
[18] "Ellat-gula" the queen of Erech the capital of Babylonia.
[32] "Eridu" the land of Ur or Erech.
mcadams.posc.mu.edu /txt/ah/Assyria/Izdubar01.html   (2059 words)

 Encyclopedia of Arda: Erech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An ancient site at the feet of the White Mountains in Gondor, though it seems to have predated the foundation of that land.
Erech was most famous for a huge Stone, said to have fallen from heaven (though in fact brought to Middle-earth by Isildur).
Click the link or the Seeing-stone to display the main page and full index.
www.glyphweb.com /arda/e/erech.html   (94 words)

 Heavy Gear II Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bitter rivalries have been going on for ages between Erech and Nineveh, two city-states on Terra Nova.
For the past several months Erech has had a price war with Nineveh.
Based on the Heavy Gear ™ Universe created and owned by Dream Pod 9, Inc. Activision is a registered trademark of Activision, Inc. © 1998 Activision, Inc. All rights reserved.
games.activision.com /games/heavygearii/download1.html   (343 words)

 Utuhejal | Utu-hejal | Utuhegal | Utukhegal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Then Unug was defeated and the kingship was taken to Urim.”
“In Erech, Utuhegal reigned 7 years, 6 months, 15 days as king.
  Erech was smitten with weapons, (and) its kingship carried off to Ur.”
www.b17.com /family/lwp/people/_u/_utuhejal.html   (201 words)

 Erech - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Erech" at HighBeam.
The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible; 1/1/2001; BRUCE M. METZGER and MICHAEL D. 177 words
More information is at your fingertips at HighBeam Research:
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