CDLI Literary 000352, ex. 002 (P346087)

Literary tablet excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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Museum Collection(s)

British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM —

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ETCSL 1.06.03 Ninurta and Turtle (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
1. du11-ga-ni-ta {gesz}tukul-zu hul-a mu-ni-in-tag
2. me szu-ga2 szu ba-ba-mu-ne me#-bi# abzu-sze3 ba-an-gi4
3. gesz-hur szu-ga2# szu ba-ba#-mu-ne gesz-hur-bi abzu-sze3 ba-an-gi4
4. dub# [nam-tar-ra]-bi# abzu-sze3 ba-an-gi4 me ab-la2-e-en
5. [inim amar] anzu2#{muszen}-sze3 ur-sag {d}nin-urta lul-asz ba-an-si
6. [{d}nin-men]-na#-ke4 a-nir im-ga2-ga2
7. [ge26-e me]-bi szu-mu-usz li#-bi2#-ku4 nam-en-bi# nu#-ak-e#
8. [ge26-e] e#-ne-gin7# esz3#-e# abzu#-a# nu#-mu-un-til
9. [a-a] {d#}en#-ki# inim# mu#-[un-du11]-du11#-ga-a abzu-a ba-da-an-zu
10. [ur]-sag# {d}nin-urta amar anzu2#{muszen}-de3 szu-ni bi2-in-ti
11. ki {d}en#-ki-ka3-sze3 abzu#-sze3 im-ma-da#-te#
12. {d}u4-ta-u18-lu amar anzu2{muszen}-de3 abzu-sze3 ba-an-gi4
13. en-e ur-sag-ra ba-szi-hul2
14. a-a {d}en-ki [ur-sag] {d}nin-urta-ra ba-szi-hul2
15. en {d}nu-dim2#-[mu4-e mi2] zi# mu-un-i-i-de3
16. ur-sag-e dingir szesz-[zu-ne]-a dingir na#-me ur5-gin7 nu-mu-un-ak-e
17. muszen {gesz}tukul kal#-[ga]-zu# bi2-dab5-ba-sze3
18. u4 me-da u4 ul-le2#-sze3# [gu2]-bi# giri3#-zu ba#-[gub-be2-en]
19. dingir gal-gal-e-ne a2 nam-[ur-sag-ga2-zu] me-tesz2 [he2-i-i-ne]
20. a-a-zu {d}en-lil2-le nig2-du11-[zu] he2#-ak#
21. {d}nin-men-na-ke4 kig2-si3#-ga#-zu na-an-dim2#-e
22. za-e-gin7 ni2 na-ab-tuku dingir# na#-me# igi-zu-sze3 szu si sa2 na-an#-sa2#-e#
23. iti-da esz3-e abzu#-a# igi-du8#-a# e2#-zu# sag# he2#-us2#
24. [an] zag gal-la# mu-zu he2#-pad3-de3#
25. ur-sag nam-tar-ra#-bi# sza3#-bi nu-hul2
26. ki-gub-ba-ni a-[gi6] i#-im#-ku10-ku10-ge# i-sig7-sig7-ge
27. sza3-bi nig2 gal#-gal# i#-im#-bal#-bal sza3#-bi i3-kur2-kur2
28. inim da-bi nu#-ub#-tuku#-a bar-bi i-im-du11-du11
29. ur-sag {d}nin#-urta# igi#-bi ki-szar2-ra ba-ni-in-gar
30. lu2 na-me nu-ub-du11 sza3-bi zi nu-x-x
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1. en gal {d}en-ki ki ni2-te-na-ke4 inim sza3-bi ba-x-[zu]
2. esz3-e abzu-a a-gi6 mu4 i-im-tuku4-tuku4-[e]
3. sukkal {d}isimudx(|PAB.NUN.ME.EZEN|)-de3 e2-e giri3 mu-un-ru-gu2
4. ur-sag {d}nin-urta ed2-de3 nu-mu-un-sze-sze
5. sukkal {d}isimudx(|PAB.NUN.ME.EZEN|)-de3-esz2 szu-ni ba-an-zi
6. {d}en-ki-ke4 im abzu-a ba-al#-gu7 ba-da-an-dim2
7. ki# sun5#-na kan4 abzu-a ba-al-gu7 ba-da-an-gub
8. {d}en#-ki-ke4 ki-lul-la-ke4 mu-un-na-ab-du11-du11
9. ki-gub-ba# ba-al-gi4-sze3 ba-da-an-tum3
10. ba-al-gu7# eger-ra-ni sa-bi ba-da-an-dab5
11. ur-sag {d#}nin-urta giri3-bi ba-da-an-gi4
12. {d}en-ki [nu]-zu-gin7 a-na-am3 ne-e im-me
13. umbin-giri3-bi# ki bi2-in-hur# habrud hul ba-da-an-dun u4
14. ur-sag {d}nin-urta sza3-bi# ba-da-an-szub
15. ur-sag-e ga-[...] ed3-de3 nu-mu-un-zu-am3
16. ba-al-gu7 giri3# [umbin-giri3]-bi# ba#-an-sur-sur
17. en# gal# {d}en#-[ki]-ke4# [gu3 mu-un]-na-de2-e
18. me# [x] kur#-ta mu#-ni#-in-nigin2-nigin2 mu#-pad3-de3
19. ge26-ra sag gesz# ra-mu-usz igi-zu# mu-e-gar-ra-am3!#
20. x-bil2-ga gal-gal di ge26-e bi2-ib2#-ga2-ga2 ge26-e bi2-ib2-zi-de3
21. za-e ge26-ra a-gin7 igi-zu mu-gar-ra
22. ki-gub-ba-zu a-na-am3 mu-ra-an-dab5 a-ra2-bi a-na-gin7-nam / a igi ab?-x-x
23. nam-kal#-ga-zu me-sze3 ba-an-gen nam-ur-sag-zu me-a
24. hur-sag gal-gal-e mu-ni-in-gul-gul e-ne-esz2 a-na-nam mu-ed3-de3
25. {d#}nin#-men#-na-ke4 inim-bi ba-da-an-pad3#
26. tug2 bar-ra-na al#-bir7#-re KASZ4 im-sar-[sar-re]
27. {u2}ug gu7-gu7-mu-usz [za-e] a#-ba#-a mu-ra#-ab-tum2#
28. lu2 sag-bi mu-un-bul-bul ba-[...]-un-GIL-x za-e# a-[ba-a] mu#-ra-ab#-tum2
29. {d}am-an-ki mu-bi nu-me-a u4-gu7#-gu7#-nu-de2-de2 mu-bi-im!
30. nam-usz2 szu gar nu-tuku-a za-e a-[ba]-a# mu-ra-ab-tum2
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1. iti udru{duru5} u4 8(disz@v)-kam#

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Consult word list of Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Genre(s): Literary (ETCSL 1.06.03 Ninurta and Turtle (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0002

    [Gadd1963] Gadd, Cyril J., and Aaron Shaffer. 1963, 1966.

  • history: Alster JCS 24, 120f.

    [sec87585] N.d.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 16900c
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-15 at 20:34:30 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2016-01-05 at 17:33:50 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2012-11-08 at 02:13:08 Wagensonner, Klaus Atf Wagensonner, Klaus CDLI approved View
2012-11-08 at 02:11:42 Wagensonner, Klaus Atf Wagensonner, Klaus CDLI approved View
2011-10-07 at 08:44:45 Wagensonner, Klaus Atf Wagensonner, Klaus CDLI approved View
2006-11-02 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Foxvog, Daniel A.; Guerra, Dylan; Peterson, Jeremiah; Veldhuis, Niek; Wolfe, Jared N. CDLI approved View

This artifact is a witness to the following composite(s):

Composite Score
CDLI Literary 000352 (Ninurta and the Turtle) composite (P469531) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000352, Ex. 002 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346087.
CDLI Literary 000352, ex. 002 artifact entry (No. P346087). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346087 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000352, ex. 002 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346087 (Accessed: July 14, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-14]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000352, ex. 002 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346087},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346087},
}

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