OIP 115. Cuneiform Texts from the Ur III Period in the Oriental Institute, Volume 1: Drehem Administrative Documents from the Reign of Shulgi M. Hilgert

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In this volume are published for the first time all of the 499 cuneiform tablets in the Asiatic Collection of the Oriental Institute Museum that come from the ancient administrative center of Puzrish-Dagan (modern Drehem) and date to the reign of Shulgi, the second ruler of the Ur III Dynasty (ca. 2094-2047 BC). One hundred twenty administrative documents from the business archive of Queen Shulgi-simtum are the highlight of this innovative text edition. The volume features a comprehensive catalog, transliterations of all cuneiform texts, complete indices and detailed analytical charts for all documents, as well as philological notes and illustrations for selected tablets.

  • Oriental Institute Publications 115
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 1998
  • ISBN 1-885923-07-4
  • Pp. xxxii + 576, 44 plates
  • Clothbound 9 x 11.75 in / 23 x 30 cm
  • $100.00