PPAC 5, 0315 (P318013)

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

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM 018360

Period

Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)

Provenience

Girsu (mod. Tello)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Administrative (Account of young bovids in Guabba; áb-amar-ga, gu4-amar-ga, amar-áb-ná-a; 6 col. (CBT 2))

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
column 1
1. [n ab2] amar ga
2. [n gu4] amar ga
3. [al-la] dumu ad-da
4. [n] gu4
5. [...]-ka
6. [n] ab2
7. [n] gu4
8. [ur-{d}]utu#
9. [n] ab2
10. ur-{d}asar-lu2-hi
11. 3(disz) ab2 4(disz) gu4
12. lugal-mu10-us2-sa
13. 3(disz) ab2 4(disz) gu4
14. lugal-ku5
15. 4(disz) ab2 4(disz) gu4
16. 1(disz) amar ab2 nu2-a
17. a-hu-a dumu elam
18. 6(disz) ab2 4(disz) gu4
19. 3(disz) ab2
  sic ab2 nu2-a
20. ur-{d}nin-gesz-zi-da
21. 2(disz) gu4 2(disz) amar ab2 nu2-a
column 2
1. lu2-{d}nin-szubur
2. 2(disz) ab2 2(disz) gu4
3. a-hu-a dumu en-za-ra
4. 2(disz) ab2 7(disz) gu4
5. {gesz}gigir-re
6. 3(disz) ab2 7(disz) gu4
7. ur-{d}utu
8. 2(disz) ab2 1(disz) gu4
9. da-da
10. 1(disz) ab2
11. ur-{d}en-ki
12. 2(disz) ab2 4(disz) gu4
13. lugal-kisal
14. 1(disz) gu4
15. lu2-{d}inanna
  blank space
16. 5(u) 8(disz) ab2 6(disz) gu4
17. 6(disz) amar ab2 nu2-a
18. sza3 gir2-su{ki}
19. 2(u) 2(disz) ab2 3(u) 1(disz) gu4
20. ur-{d}nansze dumu e2-he2-gal2
21. 6(disz) ab2 2(disz) gu4
22. e2-ur2-bi
23. 4(disz) ab2 3(disz) gu4
24. hu-ru
column 3
1. 3(disz) ab2 1(disz) gu4
2. ARAD2-dam
3. 1(disz) ab2 2(disz) gu4
4. 1(disz) amar ab2 nu2-a
5. du11-ga-<an>
6. 1(disz) gu4
7. ur-{d}hendur-sag
8. 4(disz) ab2 6(disz) gu4
9. 1(disz) amar ab2 nu2-a
10. elam
11. 1(disz) ab2 1(disz) gu4
12. 1(disz) amar ab2 nu2-a
13. lu2-tilla3
14. 2(disz) ab2 3(disz) gu4
15. 1(disz) amar ab2 nu2-a
16. lu2-uru11{ki}
17. 3(disz) ab2 2(disz) gu4
18. 1(disz) amar ab2 nu2-a
19. lugal-iri-da
20. 2(disz) gu4
21. lu2-{d}nin-gir2-su <dumu nam-ha-ni>
22. 4(u) 6(disz) ab2 5(u) 3(disz) gu4
23. 5(disz) amar ab2 nu2-a
24. sza3 ki-nu-nir{ki} nigin6{ki}
reverse
column 1
1. 4(disz) ab2
2. 5(disz) gu4
3. ur-zigum-ma
4. 3(disz) ab2
5. ur-{d}lamma
6. 1(disz) ab2 1(disz) gu4
7. szesz-kal-la
8. 2(disz) ab2 5(disz) gu4
9. mu-zu!-a
10. 2(disz) ab2 2(disz) gu4
11. iri-ki-bi
12. 1(disz) ab2 2(disz) gu4
13. u2-u2
14. 4(disz) ab2 2(disz) gu4
15. du10-ga
16. 2(disz) ab2 2(disz) gu4
17. iri-szesz-zu
18. 2(disz) ab2 1(disz) gu4
19. ur-ki-gu-la
20. 1(disz) ab2
21. lugal-he2-gal2
22. 4(disz) ab2 3(disz) gu4
23. ab-ba
24. 1(disz) ab2 1(disz) gu4
25. ur-{gesz}dar-du3
26. 1(disz) gu4
27. {d}utu-bar-ra
28. 1(disz) ab2 2(disz) gu4
29. ur-nigar{gar}
column 2
1. 5(disz) ab2 2(disz) gu4
2. e2-zi-kalam-ma
3. 3(disz) ab2
4. ab-ba-kal-la
5. 1(gesz2) 1(u) 1(disz) ab2
6. 1(gesz2) 6(disz) gu4
7. ur-mes
8. 1(u) ab2
9. 1(u) 2(disz) gu4
10. nam-ha-ni
11. 1(disz) ab2
12. 2(disz) gu4
13. szitax(KWU777)-ab-ba
14. 1(gesz2) 5(u) 8(disz) ab2
15. 1(gesz2) 5(u) la2 1(disz@t) gu4
16. sza3 gu2-ab-ba{ki}
column 3
1. szunigin 3(gesz2) 4(u) 2(disz) ab2 amar ga
2. szunigin 3(gesz2) 5(u) la2 2(disz) gu4 amar ga
3. szunigin 1(u) 1(disz) amar ab2 nu2-a
4. [...]-bi? dab5-ba
5. [gir2-su]{ki}-ta
6. [gu2]-ab-ba{ki}-sze3
7. [ur-{d}lamma]
8. [ensi2]
9. [...]

Consult previous versions and their differences
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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  • Seal information:

    unsealed

  • Artifact comments:

  • Genre(s): Administrative (Account of young bovids in Guabba; áb-amar-ga, gu4-amar-ga, amar-áb-ná-a; 6 col. (CBT 2))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • primary: PPAC 5, 315

    [Sigrist2013PPAC5] Sigrist, Marcel, and Ozaki Tohru. 2013. Administrative Ur III Texts in the British Museum (AUTBM). Part I-II. Periodic Publications on Ancient Civilizations (PPAC) 5. Changchun, China: Northeast Normal University. The Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations.

  • history: CBT 2, BM 018360 (catalogue)

    [CBT21996] Sigrist, Marcel, Hugo H. Figulla, and Christopher B. F. Walker. 1996. Catalogue of the Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum. Vol. 2. British Museum Press.

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  • Museum No.: BM 018360
  • Accession No.: 1895-03-29, 0018

  • Provenience: Girsu (mod. Tello)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-08-19 at 13:32:21 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune; Smidt, Gustav Ryberg Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-01-21 at 07:05:30 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2017-07-22 at 14:06:22 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2017-02-28 at 17:16:31 Englund, Robert K. Atf Ozaki Tohru CDLI approved View
2015-05-05 at 10:19:23 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2014-10-10 at 09:26:58 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2014-02-01 at 17:58:50 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2006-04-04 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Alivernini, Sergio; Molina, Manuel CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“PPAC 5, 0315 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). August 19, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P318013.
PPAC 5, 0315 artifact entry (No. P318013). (2023, August 19). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P318013 (Original work published 2006)
PPAC 5, 0315 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P318013 (Accessed: June 14, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-14]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {aug 19},
	title = {PPAC 5, 0315 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P318013},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P318013},
}

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