CDLI Literary 000511, ex. 001 (P346188)

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 —


Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)


Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)

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Literary (ETCSL Rim-Sin D (witness) Prayer for Rim-Sin Entering the Gate)






1. {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal nam-he2-gal2-la
 en: Rīm-Sîn, king of abundance
2. palil mah bara2-bara2-ge2-e-ne
 en: Foremost and supreme among the rulers
3. {d#}nig2#-zi {d}nig2-si-sa2 a2-tah-zu he2-a
 en: Truth and Justice are your helpers
4. [...] du10-ga ha-ra-ab-ga2-ga2-ne
 en: They shall establish a good .../make ... pleasant for you
5. x [...] x ha-ra-ab-ga2-ga2-ne
 en: They shall establish ... for you
6. {d#}ri#-im#-{d#}suen# mu# pa3#-da an-e {d}en-lil2-le
 en: Rīm-Sîn, whose name was chosen by An and Enlil
7. iri#?{ki#?} x x abul mah uri2#{ki}-ma ku4-ku4-da-zu-ne2
 en: When you enter the city ... the great gate of Urim
8. {d#}udug# sa6#-ga {d}lamma silim-ma
 en: The good udug spirit, peaceful/whole/greeting lamma spirit
9. i3-du8# abul# mah-a-ke4
 en: And(?) the gatekeeper of the great gate
10. igi#-zu-sze3#? x [...] ha-ra-ab-zalag-ge-ne
 en: Shall make ... shine for you before you
11. inim sa6# x x {d}nanna {d}nin-gal-ra
12. he2-ni-ib#?-[...]-ku4-re-esz-a
 en: (With?) the pleasing words ... they shall bring inside(?) for Nanna and Ningal
13. nam#-ti silim-ma zi#? he2-ri-ib-gi4-ne
 en: They shall return/restore life, well-being, and life(?) for you
14. x [...] sa6#?-ga nig2 sza3 hul2-la i5-gar szu gi4-a
15. x [...]-kisz#?-nu#-gal2#-la [...] ha-ra-ab-e3-ne
 en: They shall bring out good ..., that which makes the heart rejoice, and a conveyed/repaying(?) oracular utterance(?) from the Ekišnugal temple(?) for you
16. dingir#? nam#-ti-la x abul# mah-a-ke4
 en: The gods of life, the ... of the great gate
17. x x? [...] hu-mu-ab-tak4-tak4-asz
 en: They shall leave behind/open(?) ...
18. dingir silim-ma en-nu-ug3 abul mah-a-ke4
 en: The gods of greeting/well-being, (those of) the guard of the great gate
19. igi-zu-sze3 he2-NE-da-hul2-le-ne
 en: Shall rejoice before you
20. musz3#-me-ne ha-ra-ab-zalag-ge-ne
 en: Their faces shall shine for you
21. x x ha-ra-ab-sze-sza4-e-ne
 en: ... shall moan/wail for you
22. abul# uri2{ki}-ma abul giri17-zal-la
23. ku4#?-ra#?-zu-ne
 en: When you enter into the gate of Ur, the gate of rejoicing
24. [...]-la szegx(MURGU2) uri2{ki}-ma-ke4
 en: ... the brickwork of Urim
25. [...] x abul uri2{ki}-ma
 en: ... the gate of Ur
1. [...] {gesz#}sag-kul {gesz}suhub4 abul# mah-a-ke4
 en: ... the bolt and bar of the great gate
2. [...] dingir inim bala#-bala
 en: ... the conversing/decoding deity(!?)
  double ruling
3. [...] abul mah-a-ke4
 en: The ... of the great gate
4. [...] ha#-ra#-ab-be2-ne
 en: Shall ... to you
5. [...] sza3#? hul2#?-la ha-ra-ab-gar-re-ne
 en: ... shall put ... rejoicing for you
6. [...] sa6#-sa6-ga inim nig2 sza3 du10-ga
7. igi#-zu#-sze3 ha-ra-ab-gar-re-esz
 en: They shalll heap up(?) pleasing words?, words that please the heart, before you
8. ki ku3 ki nam-ti-la giri3-zu he2-ri-ib-gub-bu-ne
 en: They make you set foot for(?) the pure place, the place/earth(?) of life
9. {d}ri-im-{d}suen nun sag-kal kur kalam-ma-ke4
 en: Rīm-Sîn, the foremost ruler of the land and the homeland(?)
10. du6-bara2-gal-mah ki-ur3 uri2{ki}-ma
 en: At the “mound of the great and supreme dais/tent enclosure”, the “foundation/leveled place”(?) of Urim
11. du6-bara2-gal-mah {d}nig2-erim2-szu-tab-be2
 en: (At?) the “mound of the great and supreme dais/tent enclosure” Nigerimšutabe
12. du6-bara2-gal-mah {d}nig2-erim2-szu-ur4-ur4
 en: (At?) the “mound of the great and supreme dais/tent enclosure” Nigerimšu'urur
13. du6-bara2-gal-mah {d}du11-ga-ab-szu-gi4-gi4
 en: (At) the “mound of the great and supreme dais/tent enclosure” Dugabšugigi
14. du6-bara2-gal-mah du11-ga-ab-szu-bi-tab-be2
 en: (At) the “mound of the great and supreme dais/tent enclosure” Dugabšutabe
15. an-gub-ba abul mah-ke4
 en: The tutelary deities of the great gate
16. dingir ku4-ra silim-ma-ne
 en: The gods of entering well-being/greeting
17. zi-da gab2-bu-zu nam nam-ti-la-sze3
 en: (At) your right and left, on behalf of (your) life
18. u4 su3-ra2-sze3 he2-em-da-{+su}su8-{+su}su8-be2-esz
 en: They shall stand for perpetuity
19. inim sa6-ga-zu {d}nanna {d}nin-gal-ra
20. he2-ni-ib-ku4-re-ne
 en: They shall bring in your good word for Nanna and Ningal
21. {gesz}kim sa6-ga da-za-a musz3 nu!-tum2-mu-de3
 en: Good omens, unceasing at your side
22. sag#? [...] sa6#?-ga#?-zu he2-eb-tuku-tuku-ne
 en: And your good ..., they shall acquire
23. [{d}ri-im-{d}]suen# lugal-gu10
 en: Rīm-Sîn, my king!
  double ruling
24. [...]-ma abul mah ku4-ra-kam#
 en: ..., it is that of entering(?) the great gate

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 Rim-Sin D (witness) Prayer for Rim-Sin Entering the Gate)
  • Language(s): Sumerian

  • history: UET 6, 0103

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

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  • Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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  • Excavation No: U 07734
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-28 at 23:15:35 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Hafford, William B.; Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-06-15 at 20:34:30 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2019-05-29 at 21:01:59 Englund, Robert K. Atf Peterson, Jeremiah CDLI approved View
2011-07-19 at 12:11:14 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. 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 000511 (Rim-Sin D) composite (P481132) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000511, Ex. 001 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023.
CDLI Literary 000511, ex. 001 artifact entry (No. P346188). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000511, ex. 001 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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DA  - 2023/6/28/
PY  - 2023
ID  - P346188
LB  - CDLI:P346188
M1  - 2024/6/18/
TI  - CDLI Literary 000511, ex. 001 artifact entry
UR  -
ER  - 
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