CDLI Literary 000585 (Letter to Generals) composite (P448239)

Literary letter and letter-prayer artifact excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period

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Period

Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

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Literary > Literary letter and letter-prayer (ETCSL 3.03.13 Letter from Administrator to Generals (composite))

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Sumerian

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Composite

object composite text
surface a
1. szagina-e-ne
 en: (To the) generals
2. u3-na-a-du11
 en: speak
3. {disz}du-du nu-banda3-gu4
 en: what Dudu, the overseer of oxen,
4. na-ab-be2-a
 en: says:
5. gu2 i7 buranun
 en: “As to the bank of the Euphrates
6. i7 tum-ma-al-sze3
 en: toward the Tummal canal—
7. durux(U3) kab2-ku5-mah-e
 en: the bridge Kabkumaḫe
8. ba-ni-ib-dun-dun?
 en: has been washed away.
9. a zi-da
 en: The true water
10. 1(disz) 1/2(disz) kusz3 im-ma-zi
 en: has risen 1 1/2 cubits.
11. tukum-bi
 en: If
12. utu x nu-ub-ta-e3-a
 en: the sun has not come out,
13. [x x]-ni-gub-be2-e
 en: ... will be stationed.
14. [...]-be2-en
 en: ...
15. x [x] x-da-BAD
 en: ...
16. ub-la 1(iku) GAN2-a mu-na-DU
 en: ...
17. sza3 1(bur3) GAN2 1(gesz2) 3(u) gur i3-gub?
 en: in 1 bur3 field, 90 gur stand(?).
18. 3(u) guru7 he#?-ni-dub-e
 en: 30 silos may pour out,
19. a? la-ba-ab-de2-e
 en: but not water(?).”

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    composite text


  • N.d. [Black, Jeremy A., et al., ETCSL (1998-2006) 3.3.13 Letter from an administrator to the generals (1441629)]

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  • Composite No.: Q000585
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar) [uncertain]
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Cite this Artifact

“CDLI Literary 000585 (Letter to Generals) Composite Artifact Entry.” 2013. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). January 6, 2013. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448239.

CDLI Literary 000585 (Letter to Generals) composite artifact entry (No. P448239). (2013, January 6). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448239

CDLI Literary 000585 (Letter to Generals) composite artifact entry (2013) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448239 (Accessed: February 4, 2023).

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  • year = {2013},
  • month = {jan 6},
  • title = {CDLI {Literary} 000585 ({Letter} to {Generals}) composite artifact entry},
  • howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P448239},
}

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