UET 6, 0030 + 0499 (P346115)

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
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x [...]
2'. [...] sikil# um-ma-te# [...]
 en: After approaching the mountain range the pure place ...
3'. [...] im {na4}gug im-KU-e#? [...]
 en: Enki ... red clay/carnelian paste
4'. [{gesz}nu]-kusz2#-u3 an-na {na4}gug# [...]
 en: The upper hinge ... carnelian
5'. [{d}en-ki]-ke4# szeg12 im-ma-an-gub KA# [...]
 en: Enki set up the brickwork and ...
6'. [...] {na4#}gug a-a-gu10 ak-a hu#?-[...]
 en: Make/prepare(?) a carnelian temple (for) my father(?) so that ...
7'. [gesz hu]-mu#-ri-in-szub gesz [...]
 en: Therefore he felled trees for you, he felled trees for you
8'. [gi] hu#-mu-ri-in-szub gi# [...]
 en: Therefore he felled reeds for you, he felled trees for you
9'. [...] gid2#?-da ni2-bi-ta NIG2 he2-em-[...]
 en: Therefore the long(?) ... by itself ...
10'. e2#-kur-sze3 im-ma#-ku4#?-en [...]
 en: I will enter(?) into the Ekur ...
11'. x-ma# an-na-ke4? ba-ni-in-tu [...]
 en: The ... of heaven/An begat there ...
12'. a i7-bi-ta ba-ni-in-tu# [...]
 en: He begat the water along with its river, he ... abundance
13'. a-sza3 sze-bi-ta ba-ni-in#-[tu ...]
 en: He begat the field along with its barley, he ... abundance
14'. gu4 tur3-bi-ta ba-ni-in-tu [...]
 en: He begat the bull along with its pen, he ... abundance
15'. udu amasz-bi-ta ba-ni-in-tu he2-gal2 ba#-[...]
 en: He begat the sheep along with its fold, he ... abundance
16'. e pa5 u2-szim ba-ni-in-tu he2-gal2 ba-ni#?-[...]
 en: (On?) the dikes and ditches he begat plants, he ... abundance
17'. gurun {gesz}kiri6 lal3# gesztin# ba-ni-in-tu he2-gal2 ba#-x-[...]
 en: He begat the fruit of the orchard, honey/syrup and wine
18'. an-edin-na u2-szim ba-ni-in-in-tu he2-gal2 ba-x-[...]
 en: In the steppe he begat plants, he ... abundance
19'. {gesz}tir-{gesz}tir-ra x IG szeg9-bar ba-ni-in-tu#? [...]
 en: In the thicket he begat ... and the fallow deer
20'. e2-gal zi-sza3-gal2 ba-ni-in-tu he2-gal2 ba-ni#?-in#?-[...]
 en: In the palace he begat encouragement/life-giving force, he ... abundance
21'. iri{ki}-me-a sze gibil nu-gal2-la sze sumun-e du3-[...]
 en: In our city, where there is no new barley, plant(?) among(?) the old barley
22'. nibru{ki}-a sze gibil nu-gal2-la sze sumun-e du3-[...]
 en: In Nibru, where there is no new barley, plant(?) among(?) the old barley
23'. iri{ki}-me-a zu2-lum gibil nu-gal2-la zu2-lum sumun-e GAG#-[...]
 en: In our city, where there are no new dates, plant(?) among(?) the old dates
24'. nibru#{ki#}-a# zu2-lum gibil nu-gal2-la zu2-lum sumun-e# [...]
 en: In Nibru, where there are no new dates, plant(?) among(?) the old dates
25'. {d#?}en#-[lil2]-le#? x-bi# {+la}lahtanx(USAN3)?-a-ni a im-ma-da-an-x [...]
 en: Enlil ... water ... with his lahtan vessel(?)
26'. [{d}en-lil2]-le# inim-zu bi2-in-gub x [...]
 en: Enlil established your word ...
27'. [x]-e {d}nuska-ke4 gu3 mu-un-na-de2-e#
 en: ... was speaking to Nuska
28'. {d#}nuska-ke4 u4 ul-la-am3 ma-ra-x?-[...]
 en: And said(!?) “Nuska, he who is (of?) distant days”
29'. [...] {d#}nuska x [...]
 en: ... Nuska ...
30'. [...] gu2-da# la2 [...]
 en: Embrace ...

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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  • primary: UET 6, 0030 + 0499

    [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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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, 0030 + 0499 Artifact Entry.” 2006. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). November 2, 2006. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346115.
UET 6, 0030 + 0499 artifact entry (No. P346115). (2006, November 2). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346115
UET 6, 0030 + 0499 artifact entry (2006) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346115 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
@misc{2006UET,
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-18]},
	year = {2006},
	month = {nov 2},
	title = {UET 6, 0030 + 0499 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346115},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346115},
}

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DA  - 2006/11/2/
PY  - 2006
ID  - P346115
LB  - CDLI:P346115
M1  - 2024/6/18/
TI  - UET 6, 0030 + 0499 artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346115
ER  - 
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