Composites List

Composite texts are scholarly re-created "complete" versions of texts based on the various witnesses ancient Mesopotamians have written in the past and which survive to this day. These virtual complete versions of compositions help us understand the memorized, oral, or copied text which was at the origin of the written ones. They also help us reconstruct whole stories and lists since many witnesses are incomplete, because they are broken or because the scribe only wrote a section of the whole composition.

RoyalLexicalLiteratureScientific
Composite Number Composite Designation Witnesses Tagged Witness
Q000047 CDLI Lexical 000047 (OB Nippur Lu2) composite 116 110
Q000332 CDLI Literary 000332 (Enki and Ninhursaga) composite 3 1
Q000333 CDLI Literary 000333 (Enki and Ninmah) composite 6 0
Q000334 CDLI Literary 000334 (Enki and World Order) composite 29 0
Q000335 CDLI Literary 000335 (Enki's Journey to Nippur) composite 70 7
Q000336 CDLI Literary 000336 (Enlil and Ninlil) composite 21 0
Q000337 CDLI Literary 000337 (Enlil and Sud) composite 30 0
Q000338 CDLI Literary 000338 (Inanna and Enki) composite 9 0
Q000339 CDLI Literary 000339 (Inanna and Ebih) composite 87 8
Q000340 CDLI Literary 000340 (Inanna and Shu-kale-tuda) composite 15 6
Q000341 CDLI Literary 000341 (Inanna and Gudam) composite 2 0
Q000342 CDLI Literary 000342 (Inanna and An) composite 5 0
Q000343 CDLI Literary 000343 (Inanna's Descent) composite 58 47
Q000344 CDLI Literary 000344 (Dumuzi and Geshtin-ana) composite 2 1
Q000345 CDLI Literary 000345 (Dumuzi and Sisters) composite 1 0
Q000347 CDLI Literary 000347 (Dumuzi's Dream) composite 89 27
Q000348 CDLI Literary 000348 (Inanna and Bilulu) composite 1 0
Q000349 CDLI Literary 000349 (Nanna-Suen's Journey to Nippur) composite 31 23
Q000350 CDLI Literary 000350 (Ninurta's Return to Nippur) composite 59 0
Q000351 CDLI Literary 000351 (Ninurta's Exploits [Lugale]) composite 164 24

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Cite this Artifact
CDLI contributors. 2024. “Literary Composites.” Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative. April 13, 2024. https://cdli.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/artifacts/composites/Literary.
CDLI contributors. (2024, April 13). Literary Composites. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative. https://cdli.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/artifacts/composites/Literary
CDLI contributors (2024) Literary Composites, Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative. Available at: https://cdli.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/artifacts/composites/Literary (Accessed: April 13, 2024).
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