UET 9, 1370 (P139500)

Administrative tablet excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in National Museum of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq

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National Museum of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq

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IM — ?


Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)


Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

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column 1
1. 2(disz) [sila3 i3-nun du10-ga a]-ra2# 6(disz)
2. 6(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 i3-[nun] du10#-ga gesz a-ra2 [...]
3. 1(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 i3-nun du10-ga gesz a-ra2 3(disz)
4. [n] 1/2(disz) sila3 i3-nun du10-ga
5. [n] 1/3(disz) sila3 i3-gesz du10-ga
6. [n] 1(ban2) 2(disz) 1/3(disz) sila3 i3-nun
7. [n] 1(ban2) 7(disz) sila3 x x
8. [n] 2(ban2) 8(disz) sila3 zu2#-lum
9. 4(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 mun#?-gazi
10. 2(ban2) ga#-ar3
11. 1(ban2) 6(disz) sila3 {gesz}haszhur [x]
12. 1(ban2) 2(disz) 1/3(disz) sila3 gesztin had2#
13. 1(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 {gesz}ge6-par4
14. 9(disz) 3(disz) gin2? {gesz}pesz3 sze-er-gu
15. egir6 nig2-ka9 e2 lugal-ma2-gur8-re ba-ak-a-ta
16. iti ezem-an-na u3
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17. iti ezem-{d}me-ki-gal2
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18. mu# en {d}inanna unu{ki}-ga masz2-e i3-pa3
19. [n] sila3# i3-nun du10-ga gesz a-ra2 3(disz)
20. [n] 1/2(disz) sila3 i3-gesz du10-ga gesz a-ra2 3(disz)
21. [n] 1(disz) sila3# i3#-nun du10-ga#
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column 2
1. [...]
2. 2(barig) 5(ban2) 7(disz)# sila3 1(u) gin2 x x
3. 1(asz) 2(barig) 1(ban2) 8(disz) 5/6(disz) sila3 [...] 1(disz) gin2 i3-[x] gur
4. 1(u) 4(barig) 5(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 zu2-lum gur
5. 1(asz) ga#-ar3 gur
6. 2(barig) 2(disz) [sila3] {gesz}haszhur had2
7. 5(ban2) 8(disz) [sila3] {gesz}gesztin# had2
8. 1(ban2) 2(disz) [sila3] gesz# x
9. 1(barig) 5(disz) [sila3] {gesz}ge6#-[par4]
10. 1(gesz2)? [n] U2 {gesz}pesz3 sze-[er]-gu
11. 7(gesz2)#? 5(u)#? {gesz}|UR2x(A.NA)|# ninda# us2
12. mu# {d#}i#-bi2#-{d#}suen# lugal# uri5#{ki#}-ma#-ke4# si-mu#-[ru-um{ki}] mu#-[hul]
13. 3(disz) sila3 [i3]-gesz du10-ga [gesz] a-ra2 2(disz)
14. 1(ban2) 3(disz) sila3# [n] gin2# i3-nun du10-ga
15. 3(ban2) 1(disz) 5/6(disz) sila3 i3-gesz du10-ga
16. 3(ban2) 9(disz) 5/6(disz) sila3 5(disz) gin2 i3-nun
17. 4(barig) 3(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 i3-gesz
18. 1(disz) [sila3] i3-udu
19. [x] n sila3#? zu2#?-[lum]
20. [n ga-ar3]
column 3
1. [n {gesz}haszhur had2]
2. 1(barig) 6(disz) sila3 [{gesz}ge6-par4]
3. 5(u) 2(disz) {gesz}[pesz3 sze-er-gu]
4. 4(gesz2) 4(u) {gesz}[|UR2x(A.NA)| ninda us2]
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5. mu en-am#-[gal-an-na] en {d}inanna# [ba-hun]
6. 2(disz) 5/6(disz) sila3 i3#-[x du10-ga] gesz a#-ra2# [x]
7. 3(disz) sila3 i3#-gesz [du10-ga]
8. 2(ban2) 5(disz) 5/6(disz)# sila3 i3-[nun]
9. 1(barig) 4(ban2) 1/2(disz) sila3 i3-[gesz]
10. 4(barig) 2(ban2) 4(disz) 2/3(disz) sila3 zu2#-[lum]
11. 2(ban2) 9(disz) 1/3(disz)# sila3 ga#-[ar3]
12. 2(ban2) 3(disz) [sila3 {gesz}haszhur had2]
13. 1(ban2) 8(disz) sila3# [1(u) gin2 {gesz}ge6-par4]
14. 1(u) 3(disz) {gesz}pesz3 sze#-[er]-gu#
15. mu tu-ki-in-[PA-mi]-ig-ri-sza dumu-munus# lugal# ensi2# za-ab-sza-[li]{ki}-ke4 ba-an-[tuku]
16. 1(disz)#? sila3 [i3-gesz?] du10#-ga#
column 1
1. [...]
2. 3(disz) sila3 i3-gesz# [du10-ga]
3. 1(ban2) 8(disz)# 1/2(disz) sila3 i3-[nun]
4. 2(ban2)# [1(disz)] sila3 1(u)# [gin2] i3-gesz
5. [1(disz)] sila3 i3-udu
6. 4(barig) 9(disz)# sila3 zu2-lum
7. 1/2(disz) sila3 ga-ar3
8. [3(disz)] sila3 {gesz}ge6-par4
9. [...] {gesz}pesz3 sze-er-gu
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10. mu# {d#}i#-bi2-{d#}suen# lugal# [uri5]{ki}-ma-ke4# nibru[{ki}] uri5{ki}-[ma-ke4] bad3-gal-bi# mu#-[du3]
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11. szunigin# 2(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 i3-[nun du10-ga] gesz a-ra2# [6(disz)]
12. szunigin# 6(disz)! 1/2(disz) sila3 i3-[gesz? du10-ga] gesz a-ra2# [n]
13. szunigin# 1(ban2) 3(disz) 1/3(disz) [sila3 i3-nun] du10-ga gesz a#-[ra2 3(disz)]
column 2
1. [szunigin ... i3-nun du10-ga]
2. szunigin 1(barig) 3(ban2)# 8(disz)# [1/2(disz)] i3-gesz du10-ga#
3. szunigin 1(asz) 3(ban2) 3(disz) 2/3(disz) sila3 5(disz) gin2# i3-nun gur
4. szunigin 2(asz) 4(barig) 1(ban2) 2(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 5(disz) gin2# i3-gesz gur
5. szunigin 2(disz) sila3 i3-udu
6. szunigin 1(u) 6(asz) 3(barig) 1(ban2) 7(disz) 5/6(disz)# sila3 zu2-lum gur
7. szunigin 4(disz) 1/2(disz) ga-gazi
8. szunigin 1(asz)? [n] 1/3(disz) sila3 ga-ar3 gur
9. szunigin 4(barig)#? 1(ban2) 3(disz) 1/2(disz) sila3 {gesz}haszhur had2
10. szunigin 1(barig) 1(ban2) 1(disz) 5/6(disz) sila3 gesztin had2
11. szunigin 1(ban2) 2(disz) sila3 {gesz}gil
12. szunigin 2(barig) 4(ban2) 5(disz) sila3 1(u) gin2 {gesz}ge6-par4
13. szunigin# 2(gesz2) 1(u) [n] 5(disz) {gesz}pesz3 sze#-er#-gu#
14. szunigin# 1(gesz'u)#? 2(gesz2)# 3(u) {gesz}[|UR2x(A.NA)|] ninda us2#
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column 3
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1. zi#-ga didli
2. ki# ga#-ti-e-ta
3. ki-ba# ga2-ga2
4. da-a-a szabra
5. bar-ta gal2-la
6. giri3# ur-{d}saman3
7. [iti] ezem#-an-na
8. u3 iti# ezem-{d}me-ki-gal2
9. mu en {d}inanna unu{ki}-ga masz2-e i3-pa3-ta
10. iti# ezem-mah
11. mu# {d}i-bi2-{d}suen [lugal] uri5{ki}-ma-ke4 nibru#{ki} uri5#{ki}-ma-ke4 bad3-gal-bi mu-du3-a-sze3
12. mu-bi mu 4(disz)-am3

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: UET 9, 1370

    [Loding1976UET9] Loding, Darlene. 1976. Economic Texts from the Third Dynasty. Ur Excavations. Texts 9. Philadelphia: The Trustees of the two museums.

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  • Museum No.: IM — ?
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 21288
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Ibbi-Suen.02.11.00, Ibbi-Suen.02.12.00, Ibbi-Suen.08.10.00
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-28 at 23:15:35 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Hafford, William B.; Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2017-08-11 at 08:03:30 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2017-08-02 at 01:32:32 Firth, Richard Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2017-07-25 at 10:54:30 Firth, Richard Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2017-07-25 at 03:15:48 Firth, Richard Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2017-07-25 at 03:11:39 Firth, Richard Atf Firth, Richard CDLI approved View
2016-01-24 at 11:37:40 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2013-07-22 at 12:44:56 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2011-07-22 at 14:17:47 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2006-10-12 at 12:30:05 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2001-12-20 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“UET 9, 1370 Artifact Entry.” (2001) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P139500.
UET 9, 1370 artifact entry (No. P139500). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P139500 (Original work published 2001)
UET 9, 1370 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P139500 (Accessed: April 22, 2024).
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-22]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 28},
	title = {UET 9, 1370 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P139500},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P139500},

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PY  - 2023
ID  - P139500
LB  - CDLI:P139500
M1  - 2024/4/22/
TI  - UET 9, 1370 artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P139500
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