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OIP 121.

Cuneiform Texts from the Ur III Period in the Oriental Institute, Volume 2: Drehem Administrative Documents from the Reign of Amar-Suena.

Markus Hilgert, with contribution by Clemens D. Reichel.

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A sequel to the author's Cuneiform Texts from the Ur III Period in the Oriental Institute, Volume 1: Drehem Administrative Documents from the Reign of Shulgi (OIP 115), this volume is the editio princeps of the 605 cuneiform tablets in the Asiatic Collection of the Oriental Institute Museum that were found at the site of the ancient administrative center Puzrish-Dagan (modern tall ad-Duraihim, Drehem) and date to the reign of Amar-Suena (2046-2038 b.c.), the third ruler of the Third Dynasty of Ur (2112-2004 b.c.). Presented in a systematic arrangement that is based on both date and contents, these administrative documents may be considered indispensable primary sources for the study of the socio-economic, political, and religious history during the reign of Amar-Suena.

The volume features an annotated typology of Drehem administrative records from the reign of Amar-Suena, detailed philological commentaries on individual texts and text groups, transliterations of all documents, a complete glossary, extensive analytical charts, as well as illustrations (hand copies, photographs) of selected cuneiform tablets.

The sealing practice as attested on the sealed objects within this corpus is analyzed in an appendix by Clemens D. Reichel.

  • Oriental Institute Publications 121
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2003
  • ISBN 1-885923-24-4
  • Pp. xxxviii + 649; 23 figures, 79 plates
  • Clothbound 9 x 11.75 in / 23 x 30 cm
  • $140.00

Revised: October 7, 2013

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