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two small works should be considered, telling us about the kingdom of the dead. This is the story of Nergal and Ereshkigal, which talks about how Nergal became king of the underworld, and the poem of the descent of Ishtar to the underworld. The first (known from Amarna and Sultantepe) - the story of the life of the gods, full of charm, typical of the literature genre. To this is added a story borrowed from the Sumerian description yet another world [60]. The second, unfortunately, does not come down to us entirely: to ashshurskoy and Nineveh tablets survived only a hundred and fifty lines. However, this is sufficient to conclude that the poem is characterized by high artistic merit. Built on a well-known Sumerian prototype poem gracefully narrates how (for reasons out of the question), Ishtar descended to the underworld, as it is exposed there imprisonment and cunning Ea saved her. Goddess leaves the realm of the dead, after passing through the gate of the seven concentric walls, they respect the same ceremony as in the description of her descent. Key episodes, and the entire background of events passed a minimum of words. The description also differs significantly from the Sumerian version, in which the goddess is called Innin, and the descent was a major event is much more complex and intricate narrative [61]. To save Ishtar, Ea being created - not a man or a woman and a eunuch. He had to overcome the spell of the queen of the other world to ban all beings, both male and female to come to the aid of Ishtar, who was in her custody. On Ishtar hit all the diseases, which was full of the underworld:

Justice for Colette: My daughter was murdered - I never gave up hope of her killer being found. He was finally caught after 26 years by Jacqui Kirkby

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