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Kesh (Sumer)

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Kesh (Sumer)

Not to be confused with Kish (Sumer)

Kesh was an ancient Sumerian city and religious site, whose patron goddess was Ninhursag. Its location is uncertain; some of the possible sites put forth include Al-Ubaid, near Ur, or Tell al-Wilayah near Adab or Abu Salabikh. Robert D. Biggs suggested it could have just been a variation in the spelling of Kish.[1]

There is a famous Kesh temple hymnNisaba appears as the temple's caretaker and decision maker.


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