Kish by Wikipedia

Little specific is known about the history of Kish before Sargon of Akkad, who came from the area. The Sumerian king list states that it was the first city to have kings following the deluge. It also names 40 kings of Kish spread over four dynasties. Of those, none earlier than Enmebaragesi has been attested by archaeological finds. Another attested ruler of Kish from the early period, Mesilim, is not mentioned in the king list. Kish had a Semitic population from earliest times, discernible from some early dynastic king names from the list that are considered to be Semitic.

Afterwards, though its military and economic power was diminished, it retained a strong political and symbolic significance. Just as with Nippur in the south, control of Kish was a prime element in legitimizing dominance over the north. Because of the city’s symbolic value, strong rulers later took the traditional title King of Kish, even if they were from Akkad, Ur, or Babylon. A few governors of Kish for other powers are known, however.

Kish continued to be occupied through the old Babylonian period, the Neo-Assyrian period, and into classical times, before being abandoned.

The city’s patron deity was Zababa (or Zamama) in Akkadian times, along with his wife, the goddess Inanna.


The Kish archaeological site is actually an oval area roughly 5 miles by 2 miles encompassing around 40 mounds, the largest being Uhaimir and Ingharra. The most notable mounds are

  • Tell Uhaimir – believed to be the location of the city of Kish. It means “the red” after the red bricks of the ziggurat there.

  • Tell Ingharra – believed to be the location of Hursagkalamma, east of Kish, home of a temple of Inanna.

  • Tell Khazneh

  • Tell el-Bender – held Parthian material.

  • Mound W – where a number of Neo-Assyrian tablets were discovered.

After illegally excavated tablets began appearing at the beginning of the last century, François Thureau-Dangin identified the site as being Kish. Those tablets ended up in a variety of museums.

A French archaeological team under Henri de Genouillac excavated at Kish between 1912 and 1914, finding 1400 Old Babylonian tablets which were distributed to the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and the Louvre.

Kish: was the first city on Earth where “kingship” was created and put into place by the Anunnaki. In Kish, “Kingship lowered down from Heaven”. The Anunnaki project of creating a ruling class of humans stemmed over a thousand years and twenty-three kings to reach full development, all happening within Kish. Kish was the first power center to be trusted in the hands of men, with close supervision of the gods of course.

This new human royalty sprung from the need of the Anunnaki to make their presence scarce upon the face of the Earth. You see, they had been having sex with the daughters of men, and taking of them any wife they chose. The obvious result happened, demigods were born unto them! The once pure Anunnaki bloodline was slowly being diluted on Earth by the evil of these practices. Enlil, Anu’s son and next in line to rule, wanted the group from planet Nibiru to stop mixing the bloodlines. He was so furious in fact, that he wanted the newly developed mankind totally eliminated from the Earth! The Great Flood would help matters in that regard.

According to the Bible:

And Kush (Kish) begot Nimrod(Sargon I);

He was the first to be a Hero in the Land….

And the beginning of his kingdom:

Babal and Erech and Akkad.

Twenty-three kings resided in Kish before its power and influence were transferred to Uruk / Erech, by King Meskiaggasher, who was loyal to the goddess, Inanna. King Meskiaggasher, (2815-2791 BC), was the son of Inanna’s twin brother, god Utu, and he was born of a human mother, besides being the nephew of goddess Inanna. Meskiaggasher established a demigod family dynasty there in Uruk, and entrenched Inanna’s domain within Anu’s temple. Etana: King of Kish, in Sumer. The gods asked him if he wanted to journey to Anu’s heavenly abode to ask Anu for eternal life. He came 500 years before Gilgamesh, around 3400 B.C.