Zabala (also Zabalam, modern Tell Ibzeikh site, Iraq) was a city of ancient Sumer in what is now the Dhi Qar governorate in Iraq. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. Sumer ( Sumerian: sux-Latn [[Ki (earth ki]]-[[EN (cuneiform en]]-'''ĝir15''', Akkadian: Šumeru; possibly Biblical Shinar Dhi Qar (ذي قار is a province in Iraq with an area of. In 2003 the estimated population of the governorate was 1472000 people For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics.
Cuneiform texts state that Hammurabi built Zabala's ziggurat Ezi-Kalam-ma to the goddess Innana. Hammurabi ( Akkadian from Amorite ˤAmmurāpi, "the kinsman is a healer" from ˤAmmu, "paternal kinsman" and Rāpi A ziggurat ( Akkadian ziqqurrat, D-stem of zaqāru "to build on a raised area" was a Temple tower of the ancient Mesopotamian Inanna ( D INANNA B153ellstpng|100x20px|INANNA]]) is the Sumerian goddess of sexual love fertility and warfare 
Before Sumer was consolidated, Zabala was a village administered under the nearby city-state of Umma. Umma (modern Tell Jokha) was an ancient city in Sumer. History Best known for its long frontier conflict with Lagash.