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...it has been concluded that the two temples which have often been associated with the Meluhhan village in Ur III Girsu, are namely those of the gods Nanše and Nin-mar however, these temples, especially the one of Ninmar , have also been associated with the place of Gu-abba in earlier periods.
Guabba, the Meluhhan village in Mespotamia
In one text 4272 women and 1800 children from Guabba are listed as being in the weaving industry.
It still has to be determined why the largest group of weavers are to be found here, but if Guabba was indeed a Meluhhan village then one could speculate that this group could have been ancestors of a distant group which diffused into this area, bringing their skills of textiles into the region or being used as cheap labour.
O E-ab-šaga-la (House which stretches over the midst of the sea)built in a holy place, Gu-aba, your interior produces everything and is a well-established storehouse. Holy shrine, wild cow for which everything endures.
Born in the flood of the sea, like her father a controller of the pure sea,holy has erected a house in your precinct, O house Gu-aba, and taken her seat upon your dais.
There is a city, there is a city whose powers are apparent. Niĝin is the city whose powers are apparent. The holy city is the city whose powers are apparent. The mountain rising from the water is the city whose powers are apparent. Its light rises over the secure temple; its fate is determined. There is perfection in the city; the rites of Mother Nanše are performed accordingly.
Nanse, the noble daughter, was settled outside the city. Fire approached Ninmarki in the shrine Gu-aba. Large boats were carrying off its silver and lapis lazuli. The lady, sacred Ninmarki, was despondent because of her perished goods. Then the day burning like fire, the province of Lagash was handed over to Elam…
Enki placed his daughter Nanse in charge of the shrine Sirara because it sat over the wide extent of the marsh and she had influence over the high flood of subterranean waters. Nanse was known as 'she who sets sail', and 'she who induces sexual intercourse'. She was her father's daughter.
The first excavations of the Italian Archaeological Expedition in 2015 showed that the history of site is more ancient and dates back to the V millennium BC, in the Ubaid Period, with an impotent and large settlement in the IV millennium BC in the Late Uruk Period.
Tell Surghul was first noted by E. De Sarzec, who in his Decouvertes en Chaldée (1844) gives a brief description of the ruins and hills of the site. The site was then visited by W. H. Ward in 1885: he described the main hill in a more accurate way, which he interpreted as a ziqqurat, since the still visible line of a platform near the top of the mound. He also described the second mound, a large cemetery area and few objects bought from the local people
...this architectural feature suggests that the exposed mud-bricks structures might belong to a sacred building, a hypothesis confirmed by the discovery of at least five censers on the floor that find a perfect comparison with the censers recovered in Temple VI of Eridu, dated to the same Ubaid period.
Nanse has two major symbols, both of which are also seen in Christian folklore. The fish represents her original role as a water and fishing goddess. The pelican, said in folklore to rip open its own chest to feed its young, represents her role as a protector and caregiver.
She is concerned for the orphan and concerned for the widow. She does not forget the man who helps others, she is a mother for the orphan; Nance, a carer for the widow, who always finds advice for the debt-slave; the lady who gives protection for refugees. She seeks out a place for the weak. She swells his collecting basket for him; she makes his collecting vessel profitable for him. For the righteous maiden who has taken her path, Nance chooses a young man of means. Nance raises a secure house like a roof over the widow who could not remarry
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The pelican came forth from the holy reed-beds. It came forth from the holy reed-beds. The wise pelican spent the day high in the skies. The pelican cried out in the sky: its singing was sweet and its voice was pleasing, She herself Nanse descended upon the water like a large pelican.
I am the mistress, so let my birds assemble for me where the sheaves are gathered! I am Nanse, so let my birds assemble for me where the sheaves are gathered! Let the birds of heaven and earth stand at my service!
Nanse and the birds
Reed-bed of Sîn, reed of Magan, Sîn my lord pull out your reed-mat!
May the strong-one go down the midst of the Apsû!
The Fisherman is catching a fish: Why has he cut the reed-thicket until the Apsû?
I ran and I reached the fish — It ran but did not reach me!
Nazi is the stewardess of Ningal, by the command of Nazi the stewardess of Ningal:
May it the fish come out to me, may the fish of the marsh come out to me!
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