UET 6, 0028 (P346113)

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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British Museum, London, UK

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BM —

Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary

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tablet
obverse
1. u4#? ri#?-a he2-gal2-la-ta {d}en-ki-ke4 UN x ki gar-ra? x x-da
 en: In distant times, so that Enki founded/demarcated ...(!?) by means of abundance
2. {d}en#-lil2!-bi? ki-tusz mah-a tusz!-u3-de3 unu#-bi sikil-e-de3
 en: So that “its Enlil"(?) resided in a supreme dwelling, in order to purify its inner sanctum/banquet hall
3. dingir gal-gal-e-ne-er kur6 hal-ha szum2-mu-de3 ki-szu-pesz11-bi u6#? di#?
 en: In order to give distributed rations to the great gods, to behold(?) their shrines
4. {d}a-nun-na-ke4-ne-er siskurx(AMAR) du10? ga2-ga2-de3 du6-ku3-ta#? x x x
 en: In order to establish good siskur rituals/prayers for the Anuna, in order to ... from/at? the Dukug
5. {d}nanna an-pa e3 mu2-mu2-de3 si mah-bi mul!-sig7 zalag-ge-de3
 en: So that Nanna, who comes out in the zenith of heaven, shines(?), so that the supreme horns illuminate the darkness
6. {d}utu an-ur2-ra ni2 gal gur3-ru-de3 KA? x x KA x x x-de3#
 en: So that Utu fills the horizon with great awe, so that ...
7. gesz-hur-ne sar-sar-de3 kalam ki-bi-sze3 gi4-gi4-de3
 en: In order to incise designs, in order to return the land to its place
8. {i7}idigna {i7}buranun{ki}-bi-ta!? idim-ta!? gur?-gur?-de3 sza3-bi-a a-u5-ba tum4-de3
 en: So that both the Tigris and Euphrates return(?) from/by means of the spring (i.e., Abzu?), in order to bring the high flood in their midst
9. a-ab!-ba gu2 ab?-ke4? <<ke4?>> si? sa2?-de3 en {d}dil-imx(DU)-babbar-re e2-kur-sze3 du-de3
 en: In order to set the sea and the seashore(?) in order, so that lord Dilimbabbar goes to the Ekur
10. {gesz}henbur zi-de3 sze mu2-mu2-de3 iti za3 mu-ta en {d}dil-imx(DU)-babbar-re# e2-kur-sze3 du-de3
 en: So that the offshoot rises, so that barley grows, so that lord Dilimbabbar goes to the Ekur at the month at the beginning of the year
11. ambar-ra ku6 muszen# lu-lu-de3 sa <...>
 en: So that fishes and birds teem in the marshland, so that the net ...

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: UET 6, 0028

    [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 16892a
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2019-05-29 at 21:01:58 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. 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

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Cite this Artifact
“UET 6, 0028 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 2, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346113.
UET 6, 0028 artifact entry (No. P346113). (2006, November 2). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346113
UET 6, 0028 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346113 (Accessed: July 22, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-07-22]},
	year = {2006},
	month = {nov 2},
	title = {UET 6, 0028 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346113},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346113},
}

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