CDLI Literary 000382, ex. 004 (P346148)

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 2.02.05 Lament for Uruk (witness) Lamentation over Uruk)

Language(s)

Sumerian

Measurements

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Witness

tablet
obverse
  broken
reverse
  beginning broken
1'. [...] x [...]
 en: ...
2'. [...] lu2-erim2 nu-[...] kur2 im-ma-an#?-[...]
 en: Its baliff/lurker, though not an enemy, ... another place
3'. [...]-bi#-ne HAR im-ze#-[...] bar#-ta ba-sug2-ge#?-[...]
 en: The great gods cut ..., they stood outside
4'. [...] bar# im-ma-an-dab5-be2-esz edin# lil2#?-[...]
 en: They roamed in the mountain range, the plain with howling? phantoms ...
5'. [...] silim# du3-a gu7-a nag-bi-sze3 x [...] im-mi-in-szub-[...]
 en: They abandoned the praised(?) city/city built in peace(?) on account of (a lack of) eating and drinking/hunger and thirst(?)
6'. [...] x-ma dum-dam mu-ni-in-[...] giri16-lu im-mi-in-e3#-[...]
 en: In the meadow(?) ... howled and brought out/intoned a lament
7'. [...] lu2#? banda3{+da} sza3 kusz2-u3-bi [...] igi-sze3 ka ba x [...]
 en: The deliberations of the elders and juniors ... before ... the utterance(?) ...
8'. [...] x mu-un-bar-re#-[...] bi2#-ib2-HI-HI-[...]
 en: ...
9'. [...] x-bi ba-BU x [...]
 en: ...
10'. [...]-mi#?-ib2-du11-ge# [...]
 en: ...
11'. [...] du3#?-a me-a [...]
 en: ... where(?) ...?
12'. [...] x [...]
 en: ...
  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 2.02.05 Lament for Uruk (witness) Lamentation over Uruk)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: UET 6, 0063, 1963

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

  • history: JAOS 104 (pp. 253-279), 255

    [Green1984JAOS104] Green, Margaret W. 1984. “The Uruk Lament.” Journal of the American Oriental Society 104.

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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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
2019-06-11 at 10:59:40 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-06-11 at 10:59:01 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2019-06-01 at 14:34:09 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:02:01 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah 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 000382 (Lament for Uruk) composite (P469684) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000382, Ex. 004 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346148.
CDLI Literary 000382, ex. 004 artifact entry (No. P346148). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346148 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000382, ex. 004 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346148 (Accessed: June 15, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
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	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346148},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346148},
}

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