Third Millennium Cuneiform Texts in a Swedish Private Collection
2014 (English)In: Cuneiform Digital Library Bulletin, ISSN 1540-8760, Vol. 1, 1-11 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Three early Mesopotamian cuneiform documents are studied and treated. One is a contract dealing with the acquisition of fields in the Early Dynastic Sumerian city of Šuruppag (ca 2600 BCE); one is a foundation document written on a clay cone commemorating the building of a temple by Gudea, governor of the city-state of Lagaš (ca 2120 BCE); one is a small administrative text from the eighth year of the reign of the Ur III king Šu-Su'en (ca 2030 BCE). The barley to copper equivalency found in some Early Dynastic Šuruppag contracts is discussed based on information in the first text.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Los Angeles/Berlin, 2014. Vol. 1, 1-11 p.
Cuneiform, Sumerian, economy, administration, contract, Fara, Šuruppag, Gudea, Ur III
Specific Languages Classical Archaeology and Ancient History History
Research subject Assyriology; Economic History; History of Religions
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-217408OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-217408DiVA: diva2:718385
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