Kish

Kish

Kish was an ancient city of Sumer in Mesopotamia, considered to have been located near the modern Tell al-Uhaymir in the Babil Governorate of Iraq. The site was occupied from the Jemdet Nasr period (ca. 3100 BC), gaining prominence as one of the pre-eminent powers in the region during the early dynastic period.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Babil Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Fourth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Sumer

Later Cultures: Sumer

Site Features: Sumerian Monuments

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