Ruins of the mountain house at Nippur
Ekur (Sumerian: 𒂍𒆳 É.KUR) is a Sumerian term meaning "mountain house". It is the assembly of the gods in the Garden of the gods, it was the most revered and sacred building of ancient Sumer.
- Elam, a raging dog, a destroyer, will not defile E-kic-nu-jal, the sanctuary which covers heaven and earth. [...] Its protective spirits shall not be split apart!
- The E-kur, the temple of Enlil, was founded by the hoe. By day it was building it, by night it caused the temple to grow.