CDLI Literary 000349, ex. 025 (P346110)

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 1.05.01 Nanna-Suen’s Journey to Nippur (witness))

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
column 1
  beginning broken
1'. [...] na#?-an#?-[...]
 en: Nanna-Suen made a resolution
2'. [...]-la2#-sze3 {d}nin-lil#-[...]
 en: To that of Enlil, to that of Ninlil
3'. {d#}dil#-im2#-babbar2#-e gesztux(|GISZ.TUG2|)-a#-ni# na-an-gub#
 en: Dilimbabbar made a resolution
4'. ur-sag-me-en ga2-e iri{ki}-gu10-usz-sze3 ga-an-DU
 en: I am a hero, I want to go to my city
5'. ga2-e iri{ki}-gu10-usz-sze3 ga-an-DU a-a-gu10-usz-sze3 ga-an-szi-du-en
 en: I want to go to my city, I want to go to my father
6'. {d}suen-me-en ga2-e iri{ki}-gu10-usz-sze3 ga-an-DU
 en: I am Suen, I want to go to my city
7'. ga2-e iri{ki}-gu10-usz-sze3 ga-an-DU a-a-gu10-usz-sze3 ga-an-szi-du-en
 en: I want to go to my city, I want to go to my father
8'. a-a-gu10 {d}en-lil2-la2-sze3 ga-an-DU
 en: I want to go to my father Enlil
9'. ga2-e iri{ki}-gu10-usz-sze3# ga#-[...]
 en: I want to go to my city
  rest broken
column 2
  beginning broken
1'. {d#}[...]
 en: (For) its miriza planking towards the forest/thicket of hašhur trees Dilimbabbar dispatched a man
2'. {gesz}eme#?-[...]
3'. {d}nanna-ar# [...]
 en: (For) its emesig planking(?) towards the kugnuna forest(?) Nanna-Suen dispatched a man
4'. {gesz}e2#?-x-[...]
5'. {d}dil-im2-babbar2-[...]
 en: (For) its cabin(?) towards the mountain of juniper resin Dilimbabbar dispatched a man
6'. {gesz}u3-bi [...]
7'. {d}nanna-ar {d}suen#-[...]
 en: (For) its u planking Nanna-Suen dispatched a man towards the forest of Ebla(?)
8'. {gesz}u3-KU-x-[...]
9'. {d#}dil#?-im2#?-[babbar2-...]
 en: (For) its ... to the forest of juniper resin Dilimbarbar dispatched a man
  rest broken
reverse
  beginning broken
column 1'
  beginning broken
1'. a#-a# ugu#-[...]
 en: His? birth father ...
2'. {d}kal-kal# [...]
 en: Kalkal ...
3'. HAR? gesz x [...]
 en: ...
4'. a-a ugu#-[...]
 en: His? birth father ...
5'. nig2 zu#? [...]
 en: ...
6'. {d}kal#-[kal ...]
 en: Kalkal ...
7'. nig2 x [...]
 en: ...
8'. {d}kal#-[kal ...]
 en: Kalkal ...
9'. hul2-la#-[...]
 en: Rejoicing ...
  rest broken
column 2'
  beginning broken
1'. uri2#?[{ki}-sze3 ...]
 en: I want to go (back) to Ur
2'. pu2-{gesz}kiri6 lal3# gesztin#? [...]
 en: He gave to him syrup and wine in the irrigated orchard
3'. uri2{ki}-sze3 ga-an#-[DU]
 en: I want to go (back) to Ur
4'. e2-gal zi-sza3-gal2 mu-na#-an#?-[...]
 en: He gave to him life force (in) the palace
5'. uri2{ki}-sze3 ga-an-DU
 en: I want to go (back) to Ur
6'. lugal-gu10 bara2-za {d}en-lil2-la2
 en: My king, on your throne, the one of Enlil
7'. {d}nanna-ar {d}suen-e u4 imin-e he2-a-u3-tu
 en: Nanna-Suen! May he be born(?) in (a span of?) seven days
8'. bara2 ku3 ama gal {d}nin-lil2-la2
 en: (On your?) holy throne, the one of great mother Ninlil
9'. en#? {d}dil-im2-babbar2-e [u4] imin#-e# he2-a-u3-tu
 en: Lord Dilimbabbar! May he be born(?) in (a span of?) seven days
  rest broken

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 1.05.01 Nanna-Suen’s Journey to Nippur (witness))
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0025

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

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  • Museum No.: BM —
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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U —
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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
2019-06-09 at 21:11:10 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:02:00 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2011-10-07 at 08:45:03 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 000349 (Nanna-Suen's Journey to Nippur) composite (P448729) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000349, Ex. 025 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346110.
CDLI Literary 000349, ex. 025 artifact entry (No. P346110). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346110 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000349, ex. 025 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346110 (Accessed: July 12, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000349, ex. 025 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346110},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346110},
}

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