TUT 116 (P135689)

Administrative tablet excavated in Girsu (mod. Tello), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

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Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

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VAT 02299


Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)


Girsu (mod. Tello)

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column 1
1. [...] 3(u) 1(barig) 1(disz) 1/3(disz) sila3 sze gur lugal
2. si#-i3-tum
3. [mu] en {d}nanna [masz]-e i3-pa3
4. [...] 3(u) 9(asz) 4(ban2) 6(disz) sila3 zi3 sig15 gur
5. [...] 5(gesz2) 5(u) 7(asz) 3(barig) 2(ban2) 4(disz) sila3 dabin gur
6. ki ur-{d}ba-ba6 dumu u2-du-lu-ta
7. 1(gesz2) 9(asz) 4(ban2) 3(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 zi3 sig15 gur
8. 3(gesz2) 1(u) 1(asz) 5(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 dabin gur
9. [...] 1(gesz2) 1(u) 5(asz) 4(ban2) ninda du gur
10. [ki] ur#-{d}en-lil2-la2-ta
11. [x] 2(barig) 3(ban2) dabin gur
12. [...] 1(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 [x] x gur
column 2
1. ki ur-esz3-ku3-ga-ta
2. 4(u) 7(asz) 2(barig) 5(disz) sila3 ninda szu gur
3. giri3 ur-{d}ba-ba6
4. 1(u) 7(asz) 1(barig) 2(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 ninda du gur
5. giri3 lugal-u2-szim-e
6. 7(asz) 1(barig) 3(ban2) ninda du gur
7. ma2 lu2-ge6-an-na-ta
8. ki ur-{d}ba-ba6 dumu ur-i7-edin#-[na-ta]
9. 1(u) 3(asz) 2(disz)? sila3 zi3 sig15 gur
10. 1(asz) 3(barig) dabin gur
11. ki lu2-gi-na-ta
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12. szunigin 3(gesz2) 1(asz) 3(barig) 2(ban2) 9(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 zi3 sig15 gur
13. sze bala-bi 3(gesz2) 1(asz) 3(barig) 3(ban2) 1(disz) 1/2(disz) [sila3 gur]
column 3
1. szunigin 4(u) 7(asz) 2(barig) 2(ban2) [... sila3 gur]
2. szunigin 9(gesz2) 3(u) [...] 9(disz) sila3# dabin# gur#
3. szunigin 2(gesz2) 1(u) 1(asz) 4(barig) 5(ban2) 3(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 ninda du gur
4. szunigin 1(gesz2) 3(u) 1(barig) 1(disz) 1/3(disz) sila3 gur
5. sze-bi 2(gesz'u) 8(asz) 3(barig) 4(ban2) 8(disz) 5/6(disz) sila3 gur
6. sag-nig2-gur11-ra-kam
7. sza3-bi-ta
8. 2(gesz2) 4(asz) 2(barig) 1(ban2) 7(disz) sila3 ninda gesz-asz gur
9. 4(gesz2) 5(u) 2(asz) 4(barig) 2(ban2) 3(disz) ninda saga gur
10. 5(gesz2) 1(asz) 3(barig) 2(ban2) 7(disz) sila3 1(u) gin2 ninda du gur
11. 1(gesz2) 2(u) 6(asz) 3(barig) 1(ban2) 1(disz) sila3 ninda [x] gur#
12. zi-[ga]
column 1
1. u3 lu2-[{d}nin]-gir2-su dumu ur#-[nig2]
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2. zi-ga
3. 4(asz) 2(barig) gur
4. ugu2 nam-ha-ni dumu hu-wa-wa [ba]-a-gar
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5. szunigin 2(gesz2) 4(asz) 2(barig) 1(ban2) 6(disz) sila3 ninda gesz-asz gur
6. sze# bala#-bi# 2(gesz2) [x] 1(ban2) [x] sila3# gur
7. [szunigin] 4(gesz2) 3(u) 4(barig) 2(ban2) [x] sila3# [ninda] saga# gur
8. [...] 6(asz) [x] 5(ban2)# [...] 1(disz) 1/2(disz) [sila3] gur
9. sze bala-bi# ugu2 igi-5(disz)-gal2 [...] x a mer?
10. szunigin 5(gesz2) [...] 1(u) gin2 ninda [x]
column 2
1. szunigin 1(gesz2) 2(u) 6(asz) 3(barig) 1(ban2) 1(disz) sila3 ninda# szu gur
2. sze-bi 1(gesz'u) 5(gesz2) 2(u) 8(asz) 3(barig) 2(ban2) 7(disz) 2/3(disz) sila3 gur
3. zi-ga lugal
4. kiszib3 lugal-me-lam2 dumu nibru{ki}
5. u3 lu2-{d}nin-gir2-su dumu ur-nig2
6. szunigin 4(asz) 2(barig) ninda du gur
7. ugu2 nam-ha-ni dumu hu-wa-wa# ba-a-gar
  blank space
8. szunigin 1(gesz'u) 1(gesz2) [x] 1(ban2) [x gur]
9. zi#-[ga ...]
10. la2-ia3 [...] 5(asz) 3(barig) 2(ban2) 1(disz) sila3 1(u) gin2 gur
column 3
  blank space
1. [nig2]-ka9-ak ninda
2. [ur]-tur# dumu a2-[na]-na muhaldim
3. iti# diri# sze-sag11-ku5-ta
4. iti# sze-il2-la-sze3
5. [iti] 2(disz)-kam
6. bala#-bi 1(disz)-am3
7. mu si-mu-ur4-ru-um{ki} lu-lu-bu{ki} a-ra2 1(u) la2 1(disz)-kam-asz ba-hul

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Museum No.: VAT 02299
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  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Šulgi.43.00.00, Šulgi.44.11d.00 (intercalated), Šulgi.44.12.00
  • Alternative Years: SH25 SH32 IS03
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2018-03-23 at 19:15:05 CDLI atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2017-03-03 at 09:56:33 Englund, Robert K. atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2015-03-13 at 21:55:45 Englund, Robert K. atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2014-08-13 at 20:22:29 Englund, Robert K. atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 14:12:15 Englund, Robert K. atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2006-10-12 at 12:28:39 CDLI atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2001-12-20 at 00:00:00 CDLI artifact Ajango, Kelsey M.; Aupperle, Eric; Cripps, Eric L.; Dahl, Jacob L.; Englund, Robert K.; Foxvog, Daniel A.; Freedman, Sally M.; Galador, Louis; Guerra, Dylan; Heinle, Michael; Hilgert, Markus; Jones, Jillian; Lafont, Bertrand; Molina, Manuel; Reid, Nicholas; Reynolds, Kathryn R.; Santoïemma, Loïc CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“TUT 116 Artifact Entry.” 2001. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 20, 2001. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P135689.
TUT 116 artifact entry (No. P135689). (2001, December 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P135689
TUT 116 artifact entry (2001) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P135689 (Accessed: September 27, 2023).
	note = {[Online; accessed 2023-09-27]},
	year = {2001},
	month = {dec 20},
	title = {TUT 116 artifact entry},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P135689},

DA  - 2001/12/20/
ID  - P135689
LB  - CDLI:P135689
M1  - 2023/9/27/
TI  - TUT 116 artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P135689
ER  - 
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