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En Hedu' Anna

En Hedu' Anna lived in Babylon around 2354 B.C. Her father was Sargon who was the ruler of Babylon during that time. En Hedu' was the chief priestess of the Moon Goddess of Babylon. This was an extremely powerful role, as the priestess was the only person who could name any new ruler to the city.

Sumeria and Babylon were the first cities to develop astronomy and math. En Hedu' was one of the major players in this creation.

She helped create several observatories to view the stars and the moon. En Hedu' also helped create one of the first calendars.


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