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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
Volume: 41 Date: 2015
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.