Ancient Sumerian city, so far only known from cuneiform sources as the archaeological site has not yet been identified with certainty (though Tell al-Medan has been proposed). The toponym translates as “wall of metalworkers,” perhaps a reference to the city’s specialization. In the Sumerian King List, Bad-Tibira is listed among the second of five legendary antediluvian cities and said to have been ruled by three kings, including Dumuzi, the Shepherd, for a total of 108,000 years. This can be taken as a reference to the ancient foundation of the place, which like Eridumay go back to the Chalcolithic period. The city is mentioned in some Early Dynastic royal inscriptions but seems to have been abandoned in subsequent periods.

Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bad-tibira — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bad tibira (Lugar donde el metal se refina en sumerio) o Dûr gurgurri (en acadio) fue una antigua ciudad sumeria que aparece en las leyendas como una de las primeras fundaciones en la Tierra, anterior al Diluvio. Se… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bad-tibira — Coordinates: 31°46′N 46°00′E / 31.767°N 46°E / 31.767; 46 Bad tibira, Wall of the Copper Worker(s) …   Wikipedia

  • Bad-Tibira — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Tubal. 31°46′N 46°00′E / …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Reyes antediluvianos — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Distintas listas y datos de reyes anteriores a lo que se cree que fue el diluvio universal, han sido reflejadas en la mitología e historia de diferentes pueblos, incluso en la Biblia se mencionan. Culturas como las… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mesopotamia, history of — ▪ historical region, Asia Introduction  history of the region in southwestern Asia where the world s earliest civilization developed. The name comes from a Greek word meaning “between rivers,” referring to the land between the Tigris and… …   Universalium

  • Lista Real Sumeria — La Lista Real Sumeria es un documento entre mitológico e histórico dejado por los escribas de Mesopotamia y escrito en sumerio, que refleja la sucesión de monarcas desde los primeros tiempos hasta aproximadamente las conquistas de Hammurabi. Los… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dumuzid the Shepherd — Not to be confused with Dumuzid, the Fisherman. Dumuzid the Shepherd The marriage of Inanna and Dumuzid Other names Dumuzi Title …   Wikipedia

  • Liste des rois sumériens — La liste royale sumérienne est un texte historiographique mésopotamien. Il retrace l histoire de la Mésopotamie depuis les origines, selon l idéologie traditionnelle de ce pays. Sommaire 1 Dynastie archaïque I 1.1 Eridu 2 Dynastie archaïque II,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tammuz (deity) — For other uses, see Tammuz. Fertile Crescent myth series …   Wikipedia

  • Lulal — In Sumerian mythology, Lulal is the younger son of Inanna. He was the patron deity of Bad tibira while his older brother, Shara was located at neighboring Umma. The E.mush kalamma, main temple of Bad tibira, originally dedicated to Dumuzi when it …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.