geographical name \ˈkish\

Definition of KISH

ancient city of Sumer & Akkad E of site of Babylon


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Ancient Mesopotamian city-state located east of Babylon in what is now south-central Iraq. It lay on the Euphrates River before the course of the river changed. City ruins date to the 4th millennium BC and to Sumerian culture; archaeological evidence of the palace of Sargon and the temple of Nebuchadrezzar II has also been found.


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