CDLI Literary 000762, ex. 005 (P346122)

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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Transliteration

tablet
obverse
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reverse
  beginning broken
1'. e2#-me#-[esz ...]
 en: Summer bowed towards Winter, entreating him
2'. e2-a-na uluszin3# [...]
 en: In his house he put in order (vessels) with emmer beer and liquor
3'. za3-bi-a {gesz}bun# [...]
 en: The were spending the day at each other's side(?) (with) a banquet of delicious things
4'. nam-szesz nam-du10-sa i3#? [...]
 en: They were libating brotherhood and friendship like fine oil
5'. murub6-ba inim du10-ga ga2-[...]
 en: In order to discuss good matters(?) in (their) midst, together they were pleasant
6'. e2-me-esz en-te-[en-bi-da ...]
 en: Both Summer and Winter held an adamin contest
7'. en-te-en engar zi# [...]
 en: Winter, the true farmer of Enlil
8'. e2-me-esz-a? [...]
 en: Was the one who surpassed Summer
9'. kur-gal a-a {d}[en-lil2 ...]
 en: The Great Mountain, father Enlil, praise!
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