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  Eridu - Crystalinks
Eridu (or Eridug) was an ancient city seven miles southwest of Ur.
Eridu was the southernmost of the conglomeration of cities that grew about temples, almost in sight of one another, in Sumer, southern Mesopotamia.
Adapa was a half-god king and caretaker of Eridu.
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 Eridu - Encyclopedia.com
Eridu, ancient city of Sumer, Mesopotamia, near the Euphrates, S of Ur (in present-day S Iraq).
Excavations conducted from 1946 to 1949 revealed that Eridu was the earliest known settlement in S Mesopotamia and dated from c.5000 BC A temple discovered there was probably dedicated to the water god Ea.
The Eridu vessels are far too fragile for such usage and the Eridu 'thwart' is not sufficiently heavy to have...
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 Eridu - LoveToKnow 1911
But while of the first importance in matters of religion, there is no evidence in Babylonian literature of any special political importance attaching to Eridu, and certainly at no time within our knowledge did it exercise hegemony in Babylonia.
The site of Eridu was discovered by J. Taylor in 1854, in a ruin then called by the natives AbuShahrein, a few miles south-south-west of Moghair, ancient Ur, nearly in the centre of the dry bed of an inland sea, a deep valley, 15 m.
Through an error, in many recent maps and Assyriological publications Eridu is described as located in the alluvial plain, between the Tigris and the Euphrates.
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 Eridu
Eridu is 196 miles southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.
Eridu is also known for the patron god Eriki (EA), "god of the sweet waters that flow under the earth" (Britannica).
Eridu had a long succession of super imposed temples portraying the growth and development of intricate mud brick architecture (Britannica, 1999).
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/sites/middle_east/eridu.html   (252 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eridu (or Eridug/Urudug, from Sumerian Er.i.dug, "House in Faraway Built") was an ancient city seven miles southwest of Ur.
In early Eridu, Enki's temple was known as E.ab.zu ("home of the watery deep" due to Enki's association with water), or the E-engur-a and was located at the edge of a swamp, an apsû.
The third culture that contributed to the building of Eridu was the nomadic pastoralists of herds of sheep and goats living in tents in semi-desert areas.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Eridu
Eridu was the southernmost of the conglomeration of cities that grew about temples, almost in sight of one another, in Sumer, southern Mesopotamia.
In early Eridu, Enki's temple was known as E-abzu ("the abzu temple"), or the E-engur-a and was located at the edge of a swamp, an apsû..
The third culture that contributed to the building of Eridu was the nomadic pastoralists of herds of sheep and goats living in tents in semi-desert areas.
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 Eridu
Eridu (or Eridug) was an ancient city in Sumer, southern Mesopotamia.
It was probably founded close to the Persian Gulf near the mouth of the Euphrates river, but the remains of the city are now some distance from the gulf at Abu Shahrain in Iraq.
In Sumerian Mythology Eridu was the home of the god Enki.
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 Eridu, Iraq
The City of Eridu is a Sumerian settlement situated about 22 km to the south of Nasiriya, and 40 km south west of the traditional site of the Garden of Eden (at present Mughair).
In the Sumerian literature, Eridu was on the see-shore.
The Ziggurat of Eridu is similar to the Ziggurat of Ur, but slightly smaller.
www.atlastours.net /iraq/eridu.html   (129 words)

  
 Eridu   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eridu is thought to be the oldest city of ancient Sumer with its beginnings as far back as 5000 BC, the earliest period of occupation on southern Mesopotamia’s alluvium.
As the Eridu and Hajji Muhammad ware were closely related to the Ubaid early and late ware, the whole group was classified Ubaid 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
Eridu was the forerunner of the Sumerian urban city-states such as Ur and Nippur.
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 Eridu   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eridu (heute Abu Schachren, Tell Abu Schachren) war eine der ältesten, vermutlich sogar die älteste sumerische Stadt.
In der sumerischen Königsliste wird Eridu als Stadt der ersten (mythischen) Könige erwähnt.
Eridu beherbergte, das zeigt seine Sonderstellung unter den Städten an, das Hauptheiligtum des Enki, des Herrn der Erde und sumerischen Schöpfergottes, Herr des (Süß)-Wassers, des Todes und des schöpferischen Geistes.
www.jenskleemann.de /wissen/bildung/wikipedia/e/er/eridu.html   (248 words)

  
 Eridu Arcane official website   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The name Eridu Arcane comes from the ancient city Eridu, which was built in Sumeria in the honor of the gods, and is believed to be the first city ever built.
Eridu Arcane was formed in 1993 by Trond Tjostheim and Oddbjorn Hestnes.
Eridu Arcane signed to Cynfeirdd for the release of this album, titled "The dying of an ageless day" in February 2002.
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 Eridu
Eridu was one of the most important prehistoric centres in Mesopotamia.
It was an important religious centre, revering the god Enki or Ea, the lord of the sweet water.
Eridu's history as seen through the excavated ruins, is also the history of Mesopotamia.
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 Definition of Eridu
Adapa, caretaker of Eridu, was an exorcist, with mighty powers to fight the demons that bedeviled the Mesopotamian imagination.
Ea, his patron god, warned him not to partake of food or drink while he is in heaven, and thus cheated Adapa of the immortality that would have been his.
In Sumerian mythology Eridu was the home of the god Enki, the Sumerian counterpart of the water-god Ea.
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 Eridu Area Map
In Sumerian literature, dated around 2033B-1988BC, Eridu was located on the sea as found in a cuneiform chronicle of Shulgi, the king of UR.
According to the legend of creation found at Sippar, Eridu was the first city to be created when all the land was sea.
The chief god of Eridu is Enki, the god of wisdom and strength, who became the god of subterranean sweet waters.
babel.massart.edu /~tkelley/v5.0/eridu/eridu_map.htm   (179 words)

  
 Enki and Eridu - www.GatewaysToBabylon.com
Myth that tells how Enki built a house (temple) for himself in Eridu, the oldest city in Sumer according to tradition, the first of five cities founded before the Great Flood.
Then Enki raises the city of Eridu from the abyss and makes it float over the water like a lofty mountain.
In Eridu, he slaughters many oxen and sheep before proceeding to Nippur.
www.gatewaystobabylon.com /myths/texts/enki/enkieridu.htm   (579 words)

  
 Eridu
Eridu was one of the most important prehistoric centres in Mesopotamia.
It was an important religious centre, revering the god Enki or Ea, the lord of the sweet water.
Eridu's history as seen through the excavated ruins, is also the history of Mesopotamia.
i-cias.com /e.o/eridu.htm   (104 words)

  
 Enki Information
The main temple of Enki was the so-called é-engur-a, the "house of the lord of deep waters"; it was in Eridu, which was then located in the wetlands of the Euphrates valley not far from the Persian Gulf.
Eridu, (Uru = City, Idug = Good) meaning "the good city", was the oldest settlement in the Euphrates valley, and is now represented by the mounds known as Abu Shahrein.
Accordingly, the incantations originally composed for the Ea cult were re-edited by the priests of Babylon and adapted to the worship of Marduk, and, similarly, the hymns to Marduk betray traces of the transfer of attributes to Marduk which originally belonged to Ea.
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 Eridu
The Eridu deluxe hardback edition is now "out of print", as is the Hodders hardback edition.
Eridu is a web-based groupware package written in PHP that aims to provide an...
Eridu was revered as the oldest city in Sumer according to the king lists, and...
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 Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search
And Eridu, deeper into the UN's no-fly zone, is much older again, possibly the world's first city, born around 6000BC, give or take a blip of radiocarbon dating.
According to legend, this was at Al Qrnah, the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates, the twin rivers that snake down from the mountains north of Iraq, bringing green life to its deserts.
In reclaiming the history of Eridu, a young, 20th-century Iraq was reconnecting with its past greatness, laying claim to be the most ancient civilisation of all.
www.guardian.co.uk /Archive/Article/0,4273,4473578,00.html   (4202 words)

  
 Eridu
Eridu is a web-based groupware package written in PHP that aims to provide an entirely web-based open-source standards-based alternative to such professional groupware packages as Microsoft Outlook & Exchange or Lotus Notes & Domino.
Eridu aims to implement the same functionality expected of professional groupware software in an operating system-independent package based on the open-source ideology.
Started as a senior design project for a group of students at Georgia Tech, Eridu is growing into a collaborative effort that includes designing and implementing a enterprise-class calendaring server that will function in any environment.
eridu.sourceforge.net   (155 words)

  
 The Unofficial Eridu Biography
It is not known whether this Eridu was built in Kurnugi or if it was originally located on Earth (and magically transported to Kurnugi along with the Mesopotamian gods when they were all banished by Ishtar).
A city named Eridu is known to have existed in ancient Sumer, not far from Ur, where it served as the cult center of Enki, god of water.
Eridu is populated by mermen and mermaids known as the Enkum and the Ninkum.
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 ENKI AND ERIDU
The creatures of bright countenances and wise, coming forth from the abyss, Stood all about the lord Nudimmud; The pure house he built He ornamented it greatly with gold, In Eridu he built the house of water-bank, Its brickwork, word-uttering, advice-giving, Its...
Enki in the shrine Nippur, Gives his brother Enlil bread to eat, In the first place he seated Anu (the Skyfather), Next to Anu he seated Enlil, Nintu he seated at the big side, The Anunnaki seated themselves one after the other.
Eridu, the clean place, where none may enter, The house built of silver, adorned with lapis lazuli, The house directed by the seven lyre-songs given over to incantation, With pure songs....
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 DilmunMapsEriduUrSeaShorePersianGulf   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pinches (1908) translated an inscription about Eridu as speaking of it being "between the rivers" which he thought might allude to the Tigris and Euphrates debouching into the sea near Eridu in antiquity and the first above map does show the Tigris debouching just north of Ur of the Chaldees.
According to Mesopotamian myths, the god of freshwaters, Enki, who dwells in the freshwater abyss at Eridu, is the "single source" of all the world's rivers, in some hymns he is portayed lifting his penis and ejaculating his sperm into the Tigris and Euphrates, filling them with clear sparkling freshwater.
To the degree that ancient texts speak of Eridu lying _at the edge of the Sea_, the line setting off the Sea's boundary ought to be "nearer" Eridu in my opinion.
www.bibleorigins.net /DilmunMapsEriduUrSeaShorePersianGulf.html   (1754 words)

  
 Apollonius.Net - Boulay Chapter 2
From Eridu, Enki also directed the development of the mines, presumably in Africa, the transportation of the ores, and the processing of the metals at Badtibira.
Eridu was the first city built on this planet, which probably gave our world its name - Earth, the third planet in our solar system.
Before Enki built the first city of Eridu, he resided in the Abzu which apparently had descended from the orbiting space ship to settle in the swamps of Mesopotamia.
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 @TITLE = In Search of The Historical Adam: Part 2
Eridu, the oldest city in Southern Mesopotamia, dating to about 4800 BC, is the most likely place to have been Eden, the original home for Adam and his kin.
Enough similarities were noted between the coarse Ubaid pottery at Eridu with that of the earlier Hassuna and Samarra cultures to denote that at least some of those early settlers had been migrants from the north.
If at the destruction of Eridu, Adam and his kin journeyed to Erech, then this placed the children of Seth at Erech as near to the Cainites at the city of Enoch as Brooklyn is to the Bronx.
www.asa3.org /ASA/topics/Evolution/PSCF3-94Fisher.html   (6981 words)

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