Within the framework of an agreement of cooperation between the Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire de Strasbourg (BNUS) and the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI), Ludek Vacin of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science was given direct access to the full cuneiform collection of the BNUS. With the support of Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire staff, Vacin proceeded to scan the collection in August of 2010 following procedures discussed in the methods pages of the CDLI. The BNUS and the CDLI are happy to present in the following pages the new results (after those of the Institut Catholique de Paris) that are part of a larger online project documenting all accessible cuneiform collections in public and private hands in France.

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Tablets by period:

   Early Dynastic IIIb (ca. 2500-2350 BC)
   Old Akkadian (ca. 2350-2200 BC)
   Lagash II period (ca. 2200-2100 BC)
   Ur III period (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
   Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC)
   Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1600 BC)
   Neo-Babylonian (ca. 626-539 BC)

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The object to the right (BNUS 374) is a brick stamp seal of the third Ur III king Amar-Suen (ca. 2046-2038 BC), inscribed in the clay surface in an orientation mirroring the inscription found on numerous bricks of the period (click on the image to be directed to the text’s corresponding CDLI page).

Translation:
     Amar-Suen,
     designated
     in Nippur
     by Enlil,
     “headrest”
     in the house of Enlil,
     strong man,
     king of Ur,
     king of the four corners.




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