Sumerian toponym (Akkadian: tilmun), well known from cuneiform sources since the earliest records of the Uruk period until the Achaemenid empire, as a place with important trade links with Mesopotamia, mainly in connection with copper imports. The presence of “Tilmun merchants” is attested from Ur in the 19th century B.C. It has been identified with the Bahrein, at least for the period from the mid-third millennium. Dilmun also features in Sumerian mythology as a “pure and holy place” where the god Enkiand his spouses bring forth life.

Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia. . 2012.

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