You wave goodbye to Iddin-Sin and make your way from the docks towards the centre of Nippur and the great temple of Ellil. On the way you buy some flour as an offering. Outside the temple gates a huge crowd is gathering. People are carrying lambs and goats to sacrifice in the temple and priests with shaved heads are waving groups into some of the side chapels. Clouds of sweet-smelling incense fill the air. You join a line of pilgrims and wait your turn to leave your flour offering before the statue of the god.

It's been an exciting day, but now you either have to return to Sippar or try and catch up with Iddin-Sin ?

return to Sippar try and catch up