CDLB 2017/001 9 (P208750)

Administrative tablet excavated in Umma (mod. Tell Jokha), dated to the Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 106102


Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)


Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)

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Has seal impression(s)

1. [...] x [...]
 en: ...
2. [a2]-bi u4 [...]
 en: its labor: n days;
3. 5(iku) GAN2 tug2-gurx(|SZE.KIN|) x x gesz-ur3-ra a-ra2 3(disz) 4(iku) 1/2(iku) GAN2-ta
 en: 5 iku of tug-sag work ... (labor of) harrowing 3 times, at 4 1/2 iku field area (a day),
4. a2-bi u4 3(u) 8(disz) 1/3(disz)-kam
 en: its labor: 38 1/3 days;
5. 4(bur3) GAN2 gesz#-ur3#-ra# a-ra2 4(disz) 1(esze3) GAN2-ta
 en: 4 bur3 of harrowing, 4 times, at 1 eše3 field area (a day),
6. a2 erin2-na-bi u4 4(gesz2)
 en: the troops’ labor: 240 days;
7. 6(bur3) GAN2 gesz-ur3-ra a-ra2 3(disz) 1(esze3) GAN2-ta GAN2-ta
 en: 6 bur3 of harrowing, 3 times, at 1 eše3 field area (a day),
8. a2 erin2-na-bi u4 4(gesz2) 3(u)
 en: the troops’ labor: 270 days;
9. 3(bur3) 1(esze3) 5(iku) GAN2 gesz-ur3-ra a-ra2 2(disz) 1(esze3) GAN2-ta
 en: 3 bur3, 1 eše3 5 iku of harrowing, 2 times, at 1 eše3 field area (a day),
10. a2 erin2-na-bi u4 1(gesz2) 4(u) 8(disz)
 en: the troops’ labor: 108 days;
11. a2 gesz#-ur3#-ra#
 en: labor of harrowing;
12. 2(gesz2) 3(u) sar al 5(disz) sar-ta
 en: 150 sar of hoeing at 5 sar (a day),
13. a2-bi u4 3(u)
 en: its labor: 30 days;
14. 3(gesz'u)# 1(gesz2)# 5(u)# 1(disz)# sar al 6(disz) sar-ta
 en: 1911 sar of hoeing at 6 sar (a day),
15. a2#-bi# u4 5(gesz2) 1(u) 8(disz) 1/2(disz)
 en: its labor: 318 1/2 days;
16. 2(gesz'u)# 4(gesz2)# 3(u)# 7(disz)# sar al 7(disz) sar-ta
 en: 1477 sar of hoeing at 7 sar (a day),
17. a2#-bi# u4# 3(gesz2)# 3(u)# 1(disz)#
 en: its labor: 211 days;
18. 2(gesz'u)# 9(gesz2)# sar al 8(disz) sar-ta#
 en: 1740 sar of hoeing at 8 sar (a day),
1. a2-bi u4 3(gesz2) 3(u) 7(disz) 1/2(disz)
 en: its labor: 217 1/2 days;
2. 2(gesz2)# 3(u)# sar# nig2#-gul# 1(u)# 5(disz)# sar#-ta#
 en: 150 sar of pickaxing at 15 sar (a day),
3. a2-bi u4 1(u)
 en: its labor: 10 days;
4. 1(gesz'u) 5(gesz2) sar nig2-gul 2(u) sar-ta
 en: 900 sar of pickaxing at 20 sar (a day),
5. a2-bi u4 4(u) 5(disz)
 en: its labor: 4(u) 5(disz) days;
6. 3(gesz2) 3(u) 6(disz) sar nig2-gul 1(u)# 2(disz)# sar#-ta
 en: 216 sar of pickaxing at 12 sar (a day),
7. a2-bi u4 1(u)# 8(disz)#
 en: its labor: 18 days;
8. x 2(gesz2)#? gurusz u4# [n]-sze3
 en: 120? workers for ... days,
9. la-ag ab-sin2-ta ri-ri-ga
 en: (for) cleaning the furrows of clumps of earth and debris;
10. gurum2# ak ur-{gesz}gigir szabra
 en: inspection of Ur-gigir, the chief administrator.
11. ugula ur-{gesz}gigir [nu]-banda3-gu4#
 en: The foreman (is) Ur-gigir, the oxen overseer;
12. kiszib3 szesz-kal-la#
 en: under seal of Šeškalla;
13. a-sza3 ka-ma#-ri2#[{ki}]
 en: (in the) Kamari field;
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14. [mu] sza-asz-szu2-ru{ki} ba-hul
 en: Year: “Šaššuru was destroyed.”
seal 1
1. lugal-nig2-lagar-e
 en: Lugal-nig-lagar-e,
2. dub-sar
 en: scribe,
3. [dumu] da-da
 en: son of Dada,

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Consult sign list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Consult word list of Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM 106102
  • Accession No.: 1913-04-16, 0934

  • Provenience: Umma (mod. Tell Jokha)
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  • Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
  • Dates Referenced: Amar-Suen.06.00.00
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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:27:14 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-19 at 10:02:26 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2021-10-13 at 15:52:57 Jagersma, Bram Atf Jagersma, Bram CDLI approved View
2017-12-05 at 04:51:10 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Atf Pagé-Perron, Émilie CDLI approved View
2017-06-21 at 16:37:48 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2017-06-20 at 21:08:44 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2002-07-11 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Alivernini, Sergio; Alster, Bendt; Englund, Robert K.; Molina, Manuel; Reid, Nicholas CDLI approved View

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This artifact is impressed by the following seal(s):

Seal Provenience Period Date
CDLI Seals 003621 (composite) (P456331) Umma (mod. Tell Jokha) Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLB 2017/001 9 Artifact Entry.” (2002) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023.
CDLB 2017/001 9 artifact entry (No. P208750). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). (Original work published 2002)
CDLB 2017/001 9 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: (Accessed: April 23, 2024).
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PY  - 2023
ID  - P208750
LB  - CDLI:P208750
M1  - 2024/4/23/
TI  - CDLB 2017/001 9 artifact entry
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