FM 01, p. 138-143 A 00486 + M 05319 (P472290)

Letter tablet excavated in Mari (mod. Tell Hariri), dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period and now kept in National Museum of Syria, Der-ez-Zor, Syria

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National Museum of Syria, Der-ez-Zor, Syria

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Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)


Mari (mod. Tell Hariri)

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1. a-na be-li2-ia qi2-bi2-ma
2. um-ma i-ba-al-pi2-dingir
3. ARAD-ka-a-ma
4. [i-nu]-ma# i#-na# pa#-ni#-tim a-na _kaskal_ ir-gu-mu-ni-ni5
5. [a-na] s,e-er be-li2-ia asz-pu-ur um-ma a-na-ku-ma s,i2-TI-it _u4 1(u)-kam_
6. [ir]-gu-mu-ni-ni5 u3 a-szar a-al-la#-[ku] pa#-an# ge-ri-ia
7. [a]-di-ni u2-ul a-mu-ur pa-an ge-ri#-im# sza#-a-[ti]
8. a-am-ma-ar-ma a-na s,e-er be-li2-ia a-sza-ap-pa-ar
9. an-ni-tam a-na s,e-er be-li2-ia asz-pu-ur _kaskal_ szi-i
10. sza ir-[gu]-mu-ni-ni5 ha-am-mu-ra-pi2 isz-tu _mu 1(u)-kam_
11. u3 ma-di-im-ma a-na a-lim{ki} ki-szi{ki} u2-ul il-li-ik
12. i-na-an-na s,a-ab be-li2-ia u3 s,a-ab _ka2 e2-gal_-li-szu
13. it-ti-szu il-li-ik-ma _u4 3(disz)-kam_ i-na ki-szi-im{ki}
14. u2-szi-ib ni-qe2-em a-na _dingir-mesz_-szu iq-qi2-ma
15. i-na# sza#-al-szi-im u4-mi-im a-na babila2{ki} i-tu-ur
16. i-[na] qa#-ab-li-it _kaskal_ i-na a-la-ki-ni t,e4-em ka-sza-ad
17. _ha-na-mesz_ ik-szu-dam-ma u2-ba-ri-szu um-ma a-na-ku-ma
18. _ha-na-mesz_ ik-szu-dam be-li2 a-na pa-ni-szu-nu us,-s,i2-i
19. an#-ni-tam u2-ba2-ri-szum-ma ki-a-am iq-bi um-ma-a-mi
20. _[u4] 5(disz)/6(disz)#-kam i-na babila2{ki} t,e4-ma-am lu-ud-di-na-kum
21. [an]-ni-tam iq-<bi> a-na babila2{ki} ni-ik-szu-ud-ma a-na _ka2 e2-gal_-lim
22. [i]-nu#-ma ki-i pa-ni-ia-ma usz-te-ri-bu-ni-ni5-ma ha-mu-ra-pi2 ki-a-am iq#-bi#
23. um-ma-a-mi a-li-ik s,a-bu-um a-na li-ib-bi a-lim{ki} li-ru-ub
24. na-pi2-isz7-ta-szu-ma# i-na _e2_ na-ap-t,a3-ri-im li-id-di-ma ur-ra-am ma-ah-ri-ia
25. li-ip-tu-un u2-s,i2-ma a-na _lu2-sukkal_-szu {d}suen-be-el-ap-lim _sukkal_ ki-a-am aq-bi
26. um-ma a-na-ku-ma i-nu-ma ma-ti-ma a-na ma-ri{ki}
27. u2-ra-du-nim be-li2 a-na pa-an _ARAD-mesz_-szu us,-s,i2-ma
28. _lu2-mesz_ mu-ba-bi-lu-tum a-na pa-an be-li2-ia
29. u2-ba-ba-[lu] an-ni-tam aq-bi-ma
30. ki-a-am iq#-be2-em# um-ma-a-mi _ha-na-mesz_
31. ka-lu-szu ur-ra-am ma-ha-ar be-li2-ia
32. i-pa-at-ta-an u3 _lu2_ mu-ba-bi-lu-tum
1. ur-ra-am-ma li-ba-bi-lu an-ni-tam i-pu-la-ni
2. {disz}t,a3-ab-e-li-ma-a-tim u3 {disz}{d}suen-be-el-ap-lim
3. it-ti-ia u2-s,u2-ma s,a-ba-am a-na a-lim{ki} nu-usz-te-ri-ib
4. i#-na sza-ni-im u4-mi-im 5(u) s,a-ba-am dam-qa-am
5. [u2-pa]-hi#?-ir-ma a-na bu-ub-bu-lim u2-sze-ri-ib
6. _[lu2] ha-na-mesz_ ka-lu-szu i-na ki-ri-im ma-ah-ri-szu
7. [ip]-tu-un u3 _lu2-mesz_ mu-ba-bi-lu-tum i-na ki-ri-im-ma
8. [u2]-ba#-bi-lu ma-di-isz a-na ka-sza-ad _ha-na-mesz_ ha-di
9. qi2-sza-tim i-qi2-isz hu-ul-lum _har_ sza _ku3-sig17 tug2_ u3 _gu2-e3-a_ bu-ur-ru-um-tum
10. qi2-isz7-ti ba-ah-di-{d}iszkur _1/3(disz) ma-na_ hu-ul-lum u3 _har_ ni-bu-um
11. _1(u) 8(disz) su ku3-sig17_ ki-nu-um _1(u) 2(disz) lu2-mesz_ a-na _gal-ku5-mesz_ ba-ah-di-{d}iszkur
12. i-si-ik asz2-ta-al-ma um-ma a-na-ku-ma ni-bu-um 1(disz) li-im s,a-bi-im
13. u3 sza 1(disz) li-im s,a-bi-im _1(u) lu2-gal-ku5-mesz_ i-na-an-na at-ta sza 1(disz) li-im 2(disz) me-tim s,a-bi-im
14. _lu2-gal-ku5-mesz#_ te-si-ik u3 _2(u) 4(disz) lu2-nu-banda3-mesz_ sza 1(disz) li-im u3 4(disz) me-tim s,a-bi-im te-si-ik
15. wa-ar-ka-tam i-pa-ra-su2-ma
16. ki-i lu-u2 t,e4-mu-um asz2-ta-al-ma um-ma a-na-ku-ma
17. _2(disz) lu2-mesz_ i-na _lu2-gal-ku5-mesz_ sza is3-ku a-ha-ar-ra-as,-ma
18. sza-ap-tam e-li-ia usz2-ba-la-ak-ka-at an-ni-tam a-du-ur-ma
19. {disz}su-u2-lam e-li ha-na-a ia-ba-sa u3 bi-hi-ra-am
20. e-li a-sza-ru-ga-ii-im asz-ku-un u3 _1(u) lu2-gal-ku5-mesz_
21. e-si-ik u3 i-na _2(u) 4(disz) lu2-mesz nu-banda3-mesz_ sza ba-ah-di-{d}iszkur i-si-ku
22. 2(u)-ma _lu2-nu-banda3-mesz_ e-si-ik asz-sum su-u2-lim u3 bi-hi-ri-im
23. ki-a-am aq-bi um-ma a-na-ku-ma ba-ah-di-{d}iszkur e-le-nu-um
24. _gal mar-tu u3 2(disz) lu2-mesz_ an-nu-tum sza-pi2-ru-u2 s,a-bi-im an-ni-tam
25. usz-te-pi2-isz-ma su-u2-lum u3 tap-pu-szu _har ku3-sig17_ u3 {d}utu-szum sza _ku3-sig17_
26. im-hu-ru _5(disz) su_ ni-bu-um sza _har_-szu-nu u3 _5(disz) su_ ni#-[ib] {d}utu-szi-im
27. _8(disz) su har_ u3 {d}utu-szum# [ki-nu-um 2(disz) _tug2_ 2(disz) _tug2] gu2#-e3-a_ bu#-[ru]-ma-tim#
28. _1(u) lu2-gal-ku5-mesz_ hu-ul#-[lam u3 _har] 1(u)# tug2 gu2-e3!(|DU.UD|)-a_ bu-ru-ma-tim
29. im-hu-ru _1/3(disz) ma-na_ ni-bu-um sza hu-ul-li u3 _har_
30. _1(u) 8(disz) su-am3_ szu-qu2-ul-ti hu-ul-lim u3 _har_ qi2-isz7-ti _lu2-gal-ku5-mesz_-ma#
31. _1(u) su 1(disz) har ku3-babbar 1(disz) su_ ka-ni-<ik>-tum _tug2 hi-a u3 gu2-e3-a_ bu-ru-ma-tim
32. _2(u) lu2 nu-banda3-mesz_ im-hu-ru _1(u) su_ ni-ib _har_-szu-nu u3 _1(disz) su_ ni-ib ka-ni-ik-tum
33. _8(disz) su har_ ki-nu-um _2/3(disz) su_ ka-ni-ik-tum ki-nu-um
34. _3(disz) su_ ka-ni-ik-tum ni-bu-um _2(disz) 1/2(disz) su_ ki-nu-um
35. szu-qu2-ul-ti ka-ni-ik-tim sza _1(u) lu2-mesz_
1. _5(u) lu2-mesz_ mu#-[ba-bi-lu-tum _5(disz) su]-am3 har 1(disz) su-am3_ ka-ni-ik-tum
2. _1(disz)-am3 gu2-e3-[a_ bu]-ru#-um#-tum# im#-hu-ru _4(disz) 2/3(disz) su ku3-babbar har_ u3 ka-ni-ik-<tum>
3. qi2-isz7-ti [_lu2_ mu]-ba-bi-lu-tim

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  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • primary: FM 1, p. 137-151, p. 138-142

    [Villard1992parade] Villard, Pierre. 1992. “Parade Militaire Dans Les Jardins de Babylone.” In Florilegium Marianum. Recueil d’études En l’honneur de Michel Fleury, edited by Jean-Marie Durand, 137–51. Paris: Société pour l’Étude du Proche-Orient Ancien.

  • history: LAPO 17, p. 202 no. 579

    [Durand1998LAPO17] Durand, Jean-Marie. 1998. Les Documents Épistolaires Du Palais de Mari. Tome II. Littératures Anciennes Du Proche-Orient 17. Paris: Les Éditions du CERF.

  • history: MC 12, p. 507-508

    [Heimpel2003letters] Heimpel, Wolfgang. 2003. Letters to the King of Mari. A New Translation, with Historical Introduction, Notes, and Commentary. Mesopotamian Civilizations 12. Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns.

  • history: Joannès, NABU 1989/108 & RA 83 (1989) p. 145-146,

    [sec122256] N.d.

  • history: Ziegler, TUAT NF 3 (2006) p. 62-64,

    [sec122259] N.d.

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  • Museum No.: NMSDeZ — ?
  • Accession No.: A 00486 + M 05319

  • Provenience: Mari (mod. Tell Hariri)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2022-02-19 at 14:00:54 Jagersma, Bram Atf Jagersma, Bram CDLI approved View
2014-12-11 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI CDLI approved View

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“FM 01, p. 138-143 A 00486 + M 05319 Artifact Entry.” 2014. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). December 11, 2014.
FM 01, p. 138-143 A 00486 + M 05319 artifact entry (No. P472290). (2014, December 11). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI).
FM 01, p. 138-143 A 00486 + M 05319 artifact entry (2014) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: (Accessed: April 23, 2024).
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