CDLI Literary 000514, ex. 001 (P346191)

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 G (witness) Prayer for Rim-Sin)






1. nindaba ku3-ga si sa2-zu
 en: Your pure properly executed nindaba offerings
2. szu ku3-zu siskur2 ku3 sikil-e ma-ra-tag-ga-zu
 en: Your choosing of the pure and holy siskur ritual
3. gesz tag-ga szu tag-tag-ga-zu
 en: Your chosen offerings
4. sza3-ge du11-ga eme gar-ra-zu
 en: Your enunciated thoughts
5. giri17 szu gal2-la-zu szu ku3 il2-la-zu
 en: Your nose stroking, your raising of pure hands
6. {d}nanna lugal an-ki en {d}lamma sa6-ga-zu he2-me-sze-sze
 en: If you shall make Nanna, king of the universe, lord, your good protective spirit, amenable(?)
7. {d}nin-gal eresz mah nin {gesz}kim sa6-ga-zu he2-me-sze-sze
 en: If you shall make Ningal, supreme queen, (the one of?) your good omen(?), amenable(?)
8. lugal sza3-gar du8-du8 {d}nanna {d}nin-gal-bi dingir gal-gal-e-ne-ke4
 en: The king that dispels hunger, both Nanna and Ningal (and) the great gods
9. {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal e2 dingir-re-e-ne-ke4
10. 1(u) he2-gal2 ma-ra-si-si
 en: Rīm-Sîn, the king, will fill the temples of the gods with abundance for you
  with line tally 10
11. lugal mu pa3-da {d}en-lil2-le <<nam>> bala-a-ni nam-he2
 en: King nominated by Enlil, his reign (of) abundance
12. u4 he2-gal2-la mu giri17-zal-la
 en: Days of abundance, years of joy
13. nam nam DU nam he2-gal2-la nam-zu-sze3 he2-em-szi-gal2
 en: A fate of ...(?), a fate of abundance shall be present as your fate
14. lugal u4 ge6-a ge6-u3-na he2-gal2 nu-til-le-de3
15. u4 ma-ra-ab-za-al ma-ra-ga ma-ra-ab-gin6-ne2
 en: The king has spent(?) day, night and night-time (with) abundance never to be exhausted for you for you ... for you, he shall secure ... for you
16. lugal nindaba-zu sag-bi sza3 abzu a du3-du3-ra a ma-ra-du3-du3-ra
 en: King, the first of your nindaba offerings in the midst of the Abzu shrine ... are ... for you
17. lugal nindaba-zu egir-bi kisal-mah-a
 en: King, the last of your nindaba offerings in the great courtyard
18. he2-gal2 nu-til-le-de3
 en: (Its) abundance never to cease
19. lugal SU e2-a he2#-gal2 ma-ra-si-sa2
 en: King, in the ... of the temple abundance has been set in order for you
20. 1(u) {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal uri2{ki}-ma me mah ki-urx(|GA2xKID|)?-ra
 en: Rīm-Sîn, king of Ur, the supreme rites of the Ki'ur complex
  with line tally 10
21. ki-bi szu bi2-in-gi4
 en: Restored their place
22. {d}nanna lugal an-ki-ke4 aga zi mah nam-lugal-la szu du7
23. sag-za he2-ni-ib-gin6-ne2
 en: And therefore Nanna, king of the universe, shall make the true and supreme crown that is perfect for kingship firm on your head
24. {d}nin-gal eresz mah sza3-gar duh-duh-zu
 en: And therefore Ningal, the supreme queen, your hunger reliever
25. sza3 sze-ga-ni-ta u4-bi-sze3 nam-ti du10-[...]
 en: By means of her consenting heart, daily(?), a good life ...
26. zi-zu he2-eb-u4-du10
 en: She(?) shall make the days of your life good(!?)
27. szu ku3-ga-ni-ta me-lam2 gal nam-lugal#?-la#?-x [...]
 en: By her pure hand, the great aura of kingship ...
1. x-x mah an-ki-a szu-zu-sze3 esz2-la2?-gin7 he2-x-[...]
 en: The supreme ... of the universe, as if it was fastened to your hand by a rope(?) she(?) shall ...
2. {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal ki-urx(|GA2xKID|)?-ra he2-gal2 [...]
 en: Rīm-Sîn, king of the Ki'ur, abundance ...
3. sag-usz nu-ti-le-[...]
 en: So that it is constant and unceasing(?)
4. lugal {i7}idigna he2#-gal2#-la#? hu-mu-ra-x-[...]
 en: King, the Tigris shall bring(?) abundance(?) for you
5. {i7}buranunx(|NUN.KIB|)-na sza3 si-ni-ta a zal-le hu-mu#-[...]
 en: The Euphrates by means of the fullness inside of its bed shall bring(?) flowing water for you(?)
6. i7-nun i7-nun zi i7 zi-gal2 nag?-[...]
 en: The Idnun, the fertile Idnun canal, the canal where living creatures drink ...
7. ku6 muszen hu-mu-ra-ab-tum3#-[...]
 en: Shall bring fishes and birds for you
8. a-ab-ba ab-su-su-da-ta kun al-gub-ba-[...]
 en: From/at the replaced/deepened(?) lakes(?), where the canal's end stands still (i.e., there is no current)
9. u3-tu nu-til-le-da lugal-zu-sze3 hu-mu-ra-ab#-tum3#?
 en: Shall bring unceasing birth because of(?) your king
10. edin dagal ki dagal-ba nig2-ur2-limmu2 nig2-zi-gal2 SU ra-ra ga-x
 en: In the broad steppe, the broad place, the quadrupeds and living creatures ...
11. e pa5 pa4-agar4!?-e szu hu-mu-<ra>-il2-la
 en: The dikes, ditches (i.e., irrigation system) and irrigated fields(?) shall yield (crops, literally, raise their hand) for you
12. nam-ti ha-ra-ga2-ga2
 en: Life shall established for you
13. szud3 i5-gar nig2-sa6-ga ha-ra-ga2-ga2
 en: The šud prayer and an oracular utterance (of?) goodness shall be established for you
14. sza3 hul2-la ha-ra-ga2-ga2
 en: A heart of rejoicing shall be established for you
15. {gesz}kim sa6-sa6-ga ha-ra-ga2-ga2
 en: The most favorable omen shall be established for you
16. sza3-zu ha-ra-du10
 en: Your heart shall be sweetened
17. su-zu ha-ra-du10
 en: May your flesh be sweetened
18. bar-zu {gesz}kim gin6-na-a su ha-ra-du10
 en: May your liver(?), a reliable omen(!?) ... be sweetened in the flesh(?)
19. sza3 {d}nanna {d}nin-gal-bi {gesz}kim sa6-sa6-ga
20. nam nam-ti-la da-ri2-sze3 he2-me-gur6-gur6
 en: You make Nanna and Ningal desire(?) the most favorable omens and a fate of life (for you) forever
21. {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal me-te-gal2 he2-gal2 szu du8-du8 dingir gal-gal-e-ne-ke4
 en: Rīm-Sîn, the appropriate king, holder of abundance of (i.e. for?) the great gods
22. ma-da he2-en-na-gin6 suhusz ma-da he2-en-na-gi-en
 en: The land shall be stable for him, the foundation of the land shall be stable for him
23. {d}nanna lugal an-ki-ke4 dimma# kalam-ma tesz2 hu-mu-ra-ab-si-ge
 en: Nanna, king of the universe, shall put the mood(?) of the land in unison for you
24. {d}ri-im-{d}suen lugal-gu10
 en: Rīm-Sîn, my king
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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 G (witness) Prayer for Rim-Sin)
  • Language(s): Sumerian

  • history: UET 6, 0106

    [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 07760
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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
2019-06-11 at 16:36:06 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI 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 000514 (Rim-Sin G) composite (P481135) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000514, Ex. 001 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 28, 2023.
CDLI Literary 000514, ex. 001 artifact entry (No. P346191). (2023, June 28). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000514, ex. 001 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: (Accessed: July 14, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 28},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000514, ex. 001 artifact entry},
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DA  - 2023/6/28/
PY  - 2023
ID  - P346191
LB  - CDLI:P346191
M1  - 2024/7/14/
TI  - CDLI Literary 000514, ex. 001 artifact entry
UR  -
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