location in Iraq
31°50'17 N 45°28'50 E
(modern Tell Abu Hatab, Al-Qadisiyyah Governorate, Iraq) was an ancient
Sumerian tell (hill city) situated on the west bank of the Euphrates,
7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north of Shuruppak.
Kisurra was established ca. 2700 BC, during the Sumerian Early Dynastic
II period. The southern end of the Isinnitum Canal was joined back into
the Euphrates at Kisurra. The city lasted as a center for commerce and
transport through the Akkadian and part of the Babylonian Empires, until
cuneiform texts and excavation show a decline during the time of Hammurabi
German archaeologists, beginning with Robert Koldewey in 1902, have
found many cuneiform tablets from Tell Abu Hatab.