CDLI Literary 000750, ex. 014 (P346196)

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

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 4.80.01 Temple Hymns (witness) Collection of Temple Hymns)

Language(s)

Sumerian

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tablet
obverse
1. e2# me# ur4# an#!?-na ki-gal-la gub-ba
 en: Temple that gathers up the me of heaven, standing on the platform
2. me# zi#? ur#-sag#-ga2#? bara2-ge nun!-e mu2-a
 en: The true me of the hero(?), grown by the ruler(?) and the prince
3. a2 me3 {gesz}mitum2 tir ma-ru-da ni2 gur3#?
 en: Carrying an aura along with(!?) the weapons of battle (including) the mitum weapon, the bow and the quiver
4. szeg12-gurun nu-silig-ge temen u4 lu-ulu3{+lu}-za
 en: Mighty brickwork that is unceasing, foundation of your storm/day of the southern wind/humanity(!?)
5. en-ul-e gar-ra esz-bar me nun-na-kam
 en: Founded by the (ancestral deity) Enul(?), which was(?) the decision of (i.e., guided by?) the princely cosmic powers
6. iri? gal kur-ra ab-diri sag il2 nun-e-ne
 en: Great city(?) surpassing(?) in the mountain/land, one who holds the head high (among) the rulers
7. e2# mah u6 e3-zu# u4-gin7 musz bara2#?-ge
 en: Supreme temple, your emerging awe spreads (over?) the holy space like daylight
8. e2#-szu-me-sza4 mu-zu {d}en-lil2-le
 en: Ešumeša, Enlil upon your name
9. ni2# husz ma-ra-ni-ri
 en: Has cast a reddish/furious aura
10. nun-zu tu15-e kur-e ur-sag-e ni2 ri za3 dab5-ba
 en: Your ruler, the wind!(?), the mountain, hero, exuding an aura, surpassing
11. ensi2 gal {d}en-lil2-la2
 en: Great ensi official of Enlil
12. nir# an-ki-da za3 szu2-a
 en: Authoritative one who rivals(?) heaven and earth
13. kiszib3-gal2 si-gar a-a {d}en-lil2-la2-ka me nam-gal szu du7
 en: Seal keeper of the bolt of father Enlil, perfecting the cosmic powers of greatness
14. gaba#?-gal2 sag husz ri palil a-a {d}en-lil2-la2
 en: Forceful one, with a head that casts a reddish (aura)(?), foremost one of father Enlil
15. kur gu2-erim2-gal2 mu-na-gul-gul-e
 en: He will destroy the land of the enemy for him
16. sag-kal pirig kur-gal-e tu-da
 en: Foremost one, pirig creature, engendered by the great mountain
17. e2-szu-me-sza4 e2 {d}nin-urta-ke4
 en: Ešumeša, temple of Ninurta
18. musz-za e2 bi2-in-gub
 en: He erected a temple in your sacred space
19. bara2-za dur2 bi2-in-gar
 en: He sat on your dais
  double ruling
20. e2-ga2-du6#-da x sag-ta il2-la#
 en: Egaduda temple, ... raised by(!?) the head
21. men an-edin-na ki ku3 sikil x [...]
 en: Crown of the plain, holy and pure place ...
22. e2# temen-zu dim gal nun-[...]
 en: Temple, your foundation is the great bond of the ruler
23. nin-zu munus dili-e ga2 bara2#-[...]
 en: Your lady, the singular woman occupying the house and(?) dais
reverse
1. du6#-sag-dili musz-zu#? [...] ul am3-mi#?-[...]
 en: Dusagdili temple, she gladdens your face/appearance(?) in the cella(?)
2. nun-zu sza3 nu-dab-e#? [...]
 en: Your ruler, who will not grow angry, surpassing in wisdom
3. dumu nun kur-gal-da gu2#? [...]
 en: Princely child, who causes flourishing with the great mountain
4. {d}szu-zi-an-na dam# banda3#[{+da} ...]
 en: Šuziana, junior spouse of Enlil
5. e2-du6-sag-dili [...]
 en: Edusagdili temple, ...
6. musz-za e2 bi2-in-[...]
 en: She erected a temple in your sacred space
7. bara2-za dur2 bi2-in-gar#
 en: She sat on your dais
  double ruling
8. keszx(|SZU2.HI.AN|){ki} uru16 uludinx(|SIG7.NA2|) an-ki
 en: Mighty/exalted(?) Keš, with the features(?) of the universe
9. sza3-tur3 gal-gin7 ni2 ri-a
 en: Exuding an aura like a great šatur snake
10. e2 {d}nin-hur-sag-ga2-ka ki-szurx(SAG)-a du3-a
 en: Temple of Ninhursaga, built/planted(?) in a hole
11. keszx(|SZU2.HI.AN|){ki} aratta{ki} sza3-zu sza3 sig bar-zu al-lil2-la2
 en: Important(?) Keš, your midst is a deep(?) midst, your outside is raised(!?)
12. pirig# gal# x-edin-na GAN x x edin#-na#?
 en: Great pirig creature who ... in the high plain, ... of(?) the plain
13. hur#-sag# gal# mu7-mu7-ta ri-a
 en: Great mountain range laid down by means of noise/incantations
14. sza3 {d}si-an-na sza3 iti6 nu-e3 {d}nin-tur5-ra sag12-ga
 en: (Possessing) an interior of twilight, (from whose) interior moonlight does not escape, beautified(?) by(?) Nintur
15. e2 keszx(|SZU2.HI.AN|){ki} szeg12-zu du8-du8-zu
 en: Temple of Keš, your brickwork, your fashioned(?) brick
16. gi-gun4-na!? musz za-gin3 bar-zu du3-a-za
 en: (Your) temple-terrace, a lapis crown(!?) which is fashioned/planted at(?) your outside(!?)
17. nun-zu nun szeg5-szeg5 egi2-zi gal an-na
 en: Your ruler (is) a “silent ruler,” the great egizid priestess of heaven
18. du11-ga-ni an dub2 ka ba-a-ni u4 te-esz ta
 en: Her command shakes heaven, her utterance (is) a loud(?) storm
19. da-ru-ru nin9 gal {d}en-lil2-la2
 en: Aruru, the elder sister of Enlil
20. e2 keszx(|SZU2.HI.AN|){ki}
 en: Temple of Keš
21. musz#-za e2 bi2-in-gar
 en: She erected(!) a temple in your sacred space
22. bara2-za dur2# bi2-in-gar
 en: She sat on your dais
  double ruling
  blank space

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 4.80.01 Temple Hymns (witness) Collection of Temple Hymns)
  • Language(s): Sumerian


  • history: TCS 3, 015

    [Bergmann1969TCS3] Sjöberg, Åke W., and Eugen Bergmann. 1969. The Collection of the Sumerian Temple Hymns. Vol. 3. Texts from Cuneiform Sources. Locust Valley, N.Y.

  • history: UET 6, 0111

    [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 16829
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2024-06-07 at 10:35:37 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2024-06-07 at 10:32:26 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
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
2021-09-02 at 17:49:14 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2019-06-11 at 21:29:31 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
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 000750 (Temple Hymns) composite (P478950) View the score

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000750, Ex. 014 Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 7, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346196.
CDLI Literary 000750, ex. 014 artifact entry (No. P346196). (2024, June 7). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346196 (Original work published 2006)
CDLI Literary 000750, ex. 014 artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346196 (Accessed: June 18, 2024).
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	month = {jun 7},
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	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P346196},
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