also known as: Kutha, Cuth, Cuthah, Gudua, Tell Ibrahim
“…the men of Cuth made Nergal…” —2 Kings 17:30 NASB
Some have conjectured that the “Cutheans” were identical with the “Cossaeans” who inhabited the hill-country to the north of the river Choaspes.
Archaeologists have identified Cuthah with Tell Ibrahim in Iraq. It lies on the right bank of the eastern branch of the Upper Euphrates, north of Nippur and around 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Babylon. The site consists of two tells or settlement mounds. The larger main mound is 0.75 miles (1.21 km) long and crescent-shaped. A smaller mound is located to the west. The two mounds, as is typical in the region, are separated by the dry bed of an ancient canal, the Shatt en-Nil.