It was at this time that Erech received the name of "the City," which it continued to bear when written ideographically.
Erech had been governed by the divine Dumuzi, the husband of the goddess Ishtar.
The feast celebrating this resurrection was removed from Erech to Babylon.
Have we perhaps in Aruru the real name of the old goddess of Erech?
So many tablets were preserved in this temple that Erech was called the "city of books."
He is here recorded to have reigned in Erech for 1,200 years.
Erech was made his capital, and doubtless now received its Sumerian title of "the City" par excellence.
After the overthrow of the celestial bull the heroes return to Erech.
According to our Sumerian text he reigned in Erech for a hundred years.
So he sat at the feet of Ukhut while she told him of Erech and its king.
(LXX., "Orech"), length, or Moon-town, one of the cities of Nimrod's kingdom in the plain of Shinar (Gen. 10:10); the Orchoe of the Greeks and Romans. It was probably the city of the Archevites, who were transplanted to Samaria by Asnapper (Ezra 4:9). It lay on the left bank of the Euphrates, about 120 miles south-east of Babylon, and is now represented by the mounds and ruins of Warka. It appears to have been the necropolis of the Assyrian kings, as the whole region is strewed with bricks and the remains of coffins. "Standing on the summit of the principal edifice, called the Buwarizza, a tower 200 feet square in the centre of the ruins, the beholder is struck with astonishment at the enormous accumulation of mounds and ancient relics at his feet. An irregular circle, nearly 6 miles in circumference, is defined by the traces of an earthen rampart, in some places 40 feet high."