Girsu overview
Other name(s) Ngirsu
Modern name(s) Tello, Telloh
Region Mesopotamia
Section Lower Mesopotamia
Latitude 31.56002579 N suggest info
Longitude 46.1754283 E
Status Accurate location
general info
While the French tried to do what they could to prevent site looting, it is estimated that between 35,000-40,000 looted tablets from Girsu have appeared on the market as opposed to about 4,000 tablets excavated by the French. Other important discoveries include the many statues of Gudea and his dynasty, carved in very hard diorite, a large silver vase dedicated to Ningirsu by an ED ruler, Etemena, and the famous "stele of the Vultures" celebrating a victory by Eannatum.
Early Dynastic period
time frame from 2500 BCE to 2300 BCE
continuous settlement
time frame from 2300 BCE to 200 BCE
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31.560026, 46.175428 === 31.560026 N, 46.175428 E === 31° 33' 36.1" N, 46° 10' 31.5" E
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Nearest sites Ishan Rakiba, Ishan Ranya, circa 23.4 km (14.6 mi) south-west
Umma, Tell Umm al-Aqarib, Tell Umm el-Ajarib, circa 23.9 km (14.9 mi) west
Bad-tibira, Dûr-gurgurri, Pantibiblos, Patibira, Tell al-Madineh, circa 29.3 km (18.2 mi) north-west
Lagash, Tell al-Hiba, circa 27.5 km (17.1 mi) south-east
Kutalla, Tell Sifr, circa 35.5 km (22.1 mi) south-west
Umma, Tell Jokha, circa 29.7 km (18.5 mi) west
Zabala, Tell Ibzeikh, circa 34.9 km (21.7 mi) north-west
Tell Tarbas, circa 34.8 km (21.6 mi) north-west
Adab, Tell Bismaya, circa 47.3 km (29.4 mi) north-west
Tell Shmid, circa 37.5 km (23.3 mi) north-west
Tell al-Oueili, Tell Awayli, circa 44.7 km (27.8 mi) south-west
Larsa, Tell as-Senkereh, circa 43.3 km (26.9 mi) south-west
Ur, Uru.Unuki, Tell al-Muqayyar, circa 66.8 km (41.5 mi) south
Tell al-Ubaid, circa 66.8 km (41.5 mi) south
Merejib, circa 77.2 km (48 mi) south
Ishan Abu Kumbaru, circa 56.4 km (35.1 mi) south
Eridu, Eridug, Nunki, Babel, Tell Abu Shahrain, circa 84.4 km (52.4 mi) south
Uruk, Unug, Warka, circa 57.3 km (35.6 mi) south-west
Tell es-Sakheri, circa 62.5 km (38.9 mi) south
Kisiga, Kuara, Duru, Tell al-Lahm, circa 89.2 km (55.5 mi) south
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Database ID 140, created 2 Jun 2008, 12:45, Last changed 2 Apr 2011, 16:37