Cuneiform Texts from Nippur: The Eighth and Ninth Seasons
Giorgio Buccellati and Robert D. Biggs
- Assyriological Studies 17
- Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969
- Paperbound 6.5 x 9.5 in
- Pp. ix + 16; 58 illustrations
- Out of Print
An extraordinary wealth of cuneiform documents has come to light in ten seasons of excavations at Nippur since World War II. The seasonal increments are necessarily irregular and somewhat accidental; at times the expedition's epigrapher is almost submerged in the brute tasks of baking, cleaning, restoring, and cataloguing, while at other times the gleanings have been relatively slight. Final publication and discussion of these texts naturally will take place for the most part within limited temporal or analytic categories, but a more immediate task is to communicate the range and essential character of the material to other scholars even while further studies proceed. This is what the present volume is intended to do.