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Title: The Goddess Who was Robbed of her Jewellery
Subtitle: Ishtar and her Priest in an Assyrian Colony
Author(s): DERCKSEN, Jan Gerrit
Journal: Anatolica
Volume: 41    Date: 2015   
Pages: 37-59
DOI: 10.2143/ANA.41.0.3127288

Abstract :
A sacrilegious incident involving members of the family of the priest of the goddess Ishtar in the Old Assyrian central colony Kanesh is reported to the priest in a letter. After a presentation and discussion of this document, the present article investigates the role of priests in Old Assyrian society and the evidence about sacred space in ancient Kanesh.

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