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Part of the front of Inanna's temple from Uruk
Photograph of modern reconstruction from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany, of columns with decorative mosaics from the Eanna temple

E-anna (Sumerian: 𒂍𒀭𒈾 É-AN.NA, house of heavens) was an ancient Sumerian temple in Uruk. Considered "the residence of Inanna" and Anu, it is mentioned several times in the Epic of Gilgamesh, and elsewhere.[1] The evolution of the gods to whom the temple was dedicated is the subject of scholarly study.[1]

The Epic of Gilgamesh[edit]

From Tablet One:[2]

He carved on a stone stela all of his toils,
and built the wall of Uruk-Haven,
the wall of the sacred Eanna Temple, the holy sanctuary.

See also[edit]

Uruk - Eanna district


  1. ^ a b Jeffrey H. Tigay (1982). The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. ISBN 9780865165465. 
  2. ^ http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/mesopotamian/gilgamesh/tab1.htm

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