Q000380 = CDLI Literary 000380 (Lament for Sumer and Ur) composite = P469682

 
Q000380 000: [...] x x [...]
 
Q000380 001: u4 szu bala ak-de3 gesz-hur ha-lam-e-de3
To overturn the appointed times, to obliterate the divine plans,
 
     P255993 obv. ii 17: u4 szu bala ak-de3
     P345372 obv. ii 7: u4 szu bala ak-de3
     P346208 rev. 20: u4 szu bala ki-ta
 
Q000380 002: u4-de3 mar-uru5-gin7 tesz2-bi i3-gu7-e
the storms gather to strike like a flood.
 
Q000380 003: me ki-en-gi-ra szu bala ak-de3
To overturn the divine powers of Sumer,
 
Q000380 004: bala sa6-ga e2-ba gi4-gi4-de3
to lock up the favourable reign in its home,
 
Q000380 005: uru2 gul-gul-lu-de3 e2 gul-gul-lu-de3
to destroy the city,
 
Q000380 006: tur3 gul-gul-lu-de3 amasz tab-tab-be2-de3
to destroy the house, to destroy the cattle-pen,
 
Q000380 007: gu4-bi tur3-bi-a nu-gub-bu-de3
that the cattle should not stand in the pen,
 
Q000380 008: udu-bi amasz-bi-a nu-dagal-e-de3
that the sheep should not multiply in the fold,
 
Q000380 009: i7-bi a mun4-na tum3-u3-de3
that watercourses should carry brackish water,
 
Q000380 010: gan2-ne2 zi-de3 {u2}|KI.KAL| mu2-mu2-de3
that weeds should grow in the fertile fields,
 
Q000380 011: edin-e u2-a-nir mu2-mu2-de3
that mourning plants should grow in the open country,
 
Q000380 012: ama dumu-ni-ir ki nu-kin-kin-de3
that the mother should not seek out her child,
 
Q000380 013: ad-da a dam-gu10 nu-di-de3
that the father should not say “O my dear wife!",
 
Q000380 014: dam tur ur2-ra nu-hul2-le-de3
that the junior wife should take no joy in his embrace,
 
Q000380 015: dumu tur du10-ba nu-bulug3-ge26-e-de3
that the young child should not grow vigorous on his knee,
 
Q000380 016: |UM.ME|-e u5-a nu-di-de3
that the wet-nurse should not sing lullabies;
 
Q000380 017: nam-lugal-la ki-tusz-bi kur2-ru-de3
to change the location of kingship,
 
Q000380 018: esz-bar kin-e szu la2-e-de3
to defile the seeking of oracles,
 
Q000380 019: nam-lugal kalam-ma kar-kar-re-de3
to take kingship away from the Land,
 
Q000380 020: igi-bi ki-szar2-ra ga2-ga2-de3
to cast the eye of the storm on all the land,
 
Q000380 021: inim du11-ga an {d}en-lil2-la2-ta gesz-hur ha-lam-e-de3
to obliterate the divine plans by the order of An and Enlil;
 
Q000380 022: u4 an-ne2 kur-kur-ra sag-ki ba-da-an-gid2-da-ba
after An had frowned upon all the lands,
 
Q000380 023: {d}en-lil2-le igi-ni ki kur2-ra ba-an-gar-ra-a-ba
after Enlil had looked favourably on an enemy land,
 
Q000380 024: {d}nin-tu-re nig2-dim2-dim2-ma-ni za3 bi2-in-tag-ga-a-ba
after Nintur had scattered the creatures that she had created,
 
Q000380 025: {d}en-ki-ke4 {i7}idigna {i7}buranun-na asz2 bi2-in-bala-a-ba
after Enki had altered the course of the Tigris and Euphrates,
 
Q000380 026: {d}utu har-ra-an kaskal-e nam ba-an-ku5-da-a-ba
after Utu had cast his curse on the roads and highways;
 
Q000380 027: ki-en-gi-ra me-bi ha-lam-e-de3 gesz-hur-bi kur2-ru-de3
so as to obliterate the divine powers of Sumer, to change its preordained plans,
 
Q000380 028: uri5{ki}-ma me nam-lugal-la bala-bi su3-su3-u4-de3
to alienate the divine powers of the reign of kingship of Ur,
 
Q000380 029: dumu nun-na e2-kisz-nu-gal2-la-na szu pe-el-la2 di-de3
to humiliate the princely son in his house E-kiš-nu-gal,
 
Q000380 030: {d}nanna ug3 u8-gin7 lu-a-na igi-te-en-bi si-il-le-de3
to break up the unity of the people of Nanna, numerous as ewes;
 
Q000380 031: uri5{ki} esz3 nidba gal-gal-la nidba-bi kur2-ru-de3
to change the food offerings of Ur, the shrine of magnificent food offerings;
 
Q000380 032: ug3-bi ki-tusz-ba nu-tusz-u3-de3 ki-erim2-e szum2-mu-de3
that its people should no longer dwell in their quarters, that they should be given over to live in an inimical place;
 
Q000380 033: szimaszki{ki} elam{ki} lu2-kur2-ra ki-tusz-bi tusz-u3-de3
that Šimaški and Elam, the enemy, should dwell in their place;
 
Q000380 034: sipa-bi e2-gal-la ni2-te-na lu2-erim2-e dab5-be2-de3
that its shepherd, in his own palace, should be captured by the enemy,
 
Q000380 035: di-bi2-{d}suen kur elam{ki}-ma-sze3 gesz-bur2-ra tum2-u3-de3
that Ibbi-Suen should be taken to the land Elam in fetters,
 
Q000380 036: isz za-bu{ki} gaba a-ab-ba-ka-ta za3 an-sza4-an{ki}-na-sze3
that from Mount Zabu on the edge of the sea to the borders of Anšan,
 
Q000380 037: sim{muszen} e2-bi ba-ra-an-dal-a-gin7 iri-ni-sze3 nu-gur-re-de3
like a swallow that has flown from its house, he should never return to his city;
 
Q000380 038: {i7}idigna {i7}buranun-na gu2 tab 2(disz)-a-ba u2 hul mu2-mu2-de3
that on the two parallel banks of the Tigris and of the Euphrates bad weeds should grow,
 
Q000380 039: kaskal-la giri3 nu-ga2-ga2-de3 har-ra-an nu-kin-kin-de3
that no one should set out on the road, that no one should seek out the highway,
 
Q000380 040: uru2 a2-dam ki gar-gar-ra-ba du6-du6-ra szid-de3
that the city and its settled surroundings should be razed to ruin-mounds;
 
Q000380 041: ug3 sag-ge6 lu-lu-a-ba gesz-hasz-e ak-de3
that its numerous black-headed people should be slaughtered;
 
Q000380 042: gan2-ne2 zi-de3 {gesz}al nu-ru-gu2-de3 numun ki nu-tag-de3
that the hoe should not attack the fertile fields, that seed should not be planted in the ground,
 
Q000380 043: e-el-lu szer3 gu4 su8-su8-ba edin-na nu-di-de3
that the melody of the cowherds' songs should not resound in the open country,
 
Q000380 044: {e2}tur3-ra i3 gara2 nu-ak-de3 szurum ki nu-tag-e-de3
that butter and cheese should not be made in the cattle-pen, that dung should not be stacked on the ground,
 
Q000380 045: sipa-de3 gi-szukur-ra amasz ku3-ga szu nu-nigin2-nigin2-de3
that the shepherd should not enclose the sacred sheepfold with a fence,
 
Q000380 046: i-lu-lam-ma dun5-dun5 {dug}szakir3(|KI.AN.U2|)-ra amasz-a nu-di-de3
that the song of the churning should not resound in the sheepfold;
 
Q000380 047: edin-na masz2-ansze tur-re-de3 nig2-zi-gal2 til-le-de3
to decimate the animals of the open country, to finish off all living things,
 
Q000380 048: nig2-ur2-limmu2 {d}szakkan2-na-ke4 szurum ki nu-tag-ge-de3
that the four-legged creatures of Šakkan should lay no more dung on the ground,
 
Q000380 049: ambar-ra szu ki-in-dar di-de3 numun nu-tuku-tuku-de3
that the marshes should be so dry as to be full of cracks and have no new seed,
 
Q000380 050: gesz-gi gi sag hul mu2-mu2-de3 hab2-ba til-e-de3
that sickly-headed reeds should grow in the reedbeds and come to an end in a stinking morass,
 
Q000380 051: pu2-{gesz}kiri6 u2 gibil-la2 nu-me-a ni2-ba szu2-szu2-de3
that there should be no new growth in the orchards, that it should all collapse by itself
 
Q000380 052: uri5{ki} am gal u3-na gub-ba ni2-bi-ta nir-gal2
Ur the great charging wild bull, confident in its own strength,
 
Q000380 053: iri numun i-i nam-en nam-lugal-la ki sikil-la du3-a
the primeval city of lordship and kingship, built on sacred ground -
 
Q000380 054: gu4-gin7 saman ul4-la-bi szub-bu-de3 gu2 ki-sze3 la2-e-de3
- so as quickly to subdue it like a roped ox, to bow its neck to the ground;
 
Q000380 055: an {d}en-lil2 {d}en-ki {d}nin-hur-sag-ga2-ke4 nam-bi ha-ba-an-tar-re-esz
An, Enlil, Enki and Ninḫursaga have decided this as its fate.
 
Q000380 056: nam-tar-ra-bi nig2 nu-kur2-ru-dam a-ba szu mi-ni-ib2-bala-e
Its fate cannot be changed. Who can overturn it?
 
Q000380 057: inim du11-ga an {d}en-lil2-la2 1(disz)-kam sag a-ba-a mu-un-ga2-ga2
It is the command of An and Enlil. Who can oppose it?
 
Q000380 058: an-ne2 ki-en-gi ki-tusz-ba bi2-in-hu-luh ug3-e ni2 bi2-in-te
An frightened the very dwellings of Sumer, the people were afraid.
 
Q000380 059: {d}en-lil2-le u4 gig-ga mu-un-zal iri-a me bi2-ib-gar
Enlil blew an evil storm, silence lay upon the city.
 
Q000380 060: {d}nin-tu-re ama5 kalam-ma-ka {gesz}ig-szu-ur2 im-mi-in-de6
Nintur bolted the door of the storehouses of the Land.
 
Q000380 061: {d}en-ki-ke4 {i7}idigna {i7}buranun-na a im-ma-da-an-kesz2
Enki blocked the water in the Tigris and the Euphrates.
 
Q000380 062: {d}utu nig2-si-sa2 inim ge-na ka-ta ba-da-an-kar
Utu took away the pronouncement of equity and justice.
 
Q000380 063: {d}inanna-ke4 me3 szen-szen-na ki-bala-e ba-an-szum2
inanna handed over victory in strife and battle to a rebellious land.
 
Q000380 064: {d}nin-gir2-su-ke4 ki-en-gi ga-gin7 ur-e ba-an-de2
Ningirsu poured Sumer away like milk to the dogs.
 
Q000380 065: kalam-ma ga-ba-ra-hum im-ma-an-szub nig2 lu2 nu-zu-a
Turmoil descended upon the Land, something that no one had ever known,
 
Q000380 066: nig2 igi nu-gal2-la inim nu-gal2-la nig2 szu nu-te-ge26-dam
something unseen, which had no name, something that could not be fathomed.
 
Q000380 067: kur-kur-re ni2 te-a-bi-a szu suh3-a ba-ab-du11
The lands were confused in their fear.
 
Q000380 068: iri{ki} dingir-bi ba-da-gur sipa-bi ba-da-ha-lam
The god of the city turned away, its shepherd vanished.
 
Q000380 069: nam-lu2-ulu3 ni2 te-bi-a zi gig mu-un-pa-an-pa-an
The people, in their fear, breathed only with difficulty.
 
Q000380 070: u4-de3 szu-ne-ne ba-du3-du3 u4 nu-mu-un-ne-gur-re
The storm immobilised them, the storm did not let them return.
 
Q000380 071: u4 gi4-a mu-un-ne-tuku-am3 u4 dur2-bi-sze3 nu-gen
There was no return for them, the storm did not retreat
 
Q000380 072: {d}en-lil2 sipa sag-ge6-ga-ke4 a-na bi2-in-ak-a-bi
This is what Enlil, the shepherd of the black-headed people, did:
 
Q000380 073: {d}en-lil2-le e2 zi gul-gul-lu-de3 lu2 zi tur-re-de3
Enlil, to destroy the loyal households, to decimate the loyal men,
 
Q000380 074: dumu lu2 zi-da-ke4 dumu-sag-e igi hul dim2-me-de3
to put the evil eye on the sons of the loyal men, on the first-born,
 
Q000380 075: u4-ba {d}en-lil2-le gu-ti-um{ki} kur-ta im-ta-an-e11
Enlil then sent down Gutium from the mountains.
 
Q000380 076: DU-bi a-ma-ru {d}en-lil2-la2 gaba gi4 nu-tuku-am3
Their advance was as the flood of Enlil that cannot be withstood.
 
Q000380 077: tu15 gal edin-na edin-e im-si igi-sze3 mu-un-ne-gen
The great wind of the countryside filled the countryside, it advanced before them.
 
Q000380 078: edin nig2-dagal-la-ba sag3 ba-ab-du11 lu2 nu-mu-ni-in-dib-be2
The extensive countryside was destroyed, no one moved about there.
 
Q000380 079: u4 ge6-ge6-ga szika bar7-bar7-ra sa-sze3 ba-ab-de6
The dark time was roasted by hailstones and flames.
 
Q000380 080: u4 babbar-re izi-ge6-edin-na ba-da-an-tab-tab
The bright time was wiped out by a shadow.
 
Q000380 080A: u4-mud-e giri17 i3-dub-dub sag i3-dab5-dab5
(2 mss. add 2 lines:) In the darkness, noses were heaped up, heads were smashed.
 
Q000380 080B: u4 {gesz}gan2-ur3 an-ta e3-de3 iri {gesz}al-e ba-ab-ra-ah
The storm was a harrow coming from above, the city was struck by a hoe.
 
Q000380 081: u4-ba an ba-dub2 ki ba-sag3 igi u4-da ba-lib4
On that day, heaven rumbled, the earth trembled, the storm worked without respite.
 
Q000380 082: an ba-suh3-suh3 gissu ba-an-la2 kur-re mur mi-ni-ib-sza4
Heaven was darkened, it was covered by a shadow; the mountains roared.
 
Q000380 083: {d}utu an-ur2-ra i-in-nu2 sahar kur-ra zal-am3
Utu lay down at the horizon, dust passed over the mountains.
 
Q000380 084: {d}nanna an-[pa]-a i-in-nu2 ug3-e ni2 bi2-in-te
Nanna lay at the zenith, the people were afraid.
 
Q000380 085: iri{ki}-ba dingir-x ki#-tusz# ba-ab-be2-de3 bar-ta ba-da-gub
The city's god left his dwelling and stood aside.
 
Q000380 086: kur-kur-re iri{ki} lu2-bi nu-til-la i-im-sar-sar-re-ne
The foreigners in the city even chased away its dead.
 
Q000380 087: gesz mah ur2-bi-a mu-un-bala-e {gesz}tir-ra guru5 i
Large trees were uprooted, the forest growth was ripped out.
 
Q000380 088: pu2-{gesz}kiri6 gurun-ba mu-un-BU-BU {gesz}ligima i3-bu-re
The orchards were stripped of their fruit, they were cleaned of their offshoots.
 
Q000380 089: buru14 isin-bi-a mu-un-su-su {d}|SZE.TIR| i3-tur-re
The crop drowned while it was still on the stalk,
 
Q000380 090: [(x) x]-la sag [x x]-in#-bala-bala-e
...
 
Q000380 091: [... ba-da]-kar-ra-bi [... ba]-ab#-DU
...
 
Q000380 092: [... {u2}]|ZI&ZI.LAGAB| x ba-da-kar-ra-bi {u2}|ZI&ZI.LAGAB| x ba-ab-DU
...
 
Q000380 093: [... zar]-re#-esz mu-un-du8-du8 [...] zar#-re-esz mu-un-sal-sal-e-esz
They piled ... up in heaps, they spread ... out like sheaves.
 
Q000380 094: [...] {i7}buranun-na ad6 i3-la2!-a [{gesz}tukul-e sag] gaz i3-ak-e
There were corpses floating in the Euphrates, weapons smashed heads.
 
Q000380 095: [ad-da dam-a-ni]-ta ba-da-gur dam-gu10 nu im-me
The father turned away from his wife saying “This is not my wife!”
 
Q000380 096: [ama dumu-ni]-ta ba-da-gur dumu-gu10 nu im-me
The mother turned away from her child saying “This is not my child!"
 
Q000380 097: e2 zi-da-ke4 e2-a-ni mu-un-szub e2-gu10 nu im-me
He who had a productive estate neglected his estate saying “This is not my estate!"
 
Q000380 098: nig2-gur11 tuku nig2-gur11-ra-ni-ta giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an#-[dab5]
The rich man took an unfamiliar path away from his possessions.
 
Q000380 099: u4-ba nam-lugal kalam-ma-ka szu pe-el-la2 ba-ab-du11
In those days the kingship of the Land was defiled.
 
Q000380 100: aga men sag-ga2 gal2-la-bi tesz2-bi ba-ra-an-[kur2]
The tiara and crown that had been on the king's head were both spoiled.
 
Q000380 101: kur-kur-re du10-us2 dili dab5-ba-bi igi-te-en-bi [ba-si-il]
The lands that had followed the same path were split into disunity.
 
Q000380 102: uri5{ki} esz3 nidba gal-gal-la-ka nidba-bi ba-[ab-kur2]
The food offerings of Ur, the shrine of magnificent food offerings, were changed for the worse.
 
Q000380 103: {d}nanna ug3 u8-gin7 lu-a-na szu bala ba-da-ab-ak
Nanna traded away his people, numerous as ewes.
 
Q000380 104: lugal-bi e2-gal ni2-te-na zi im-ma-ni-in-gi4
Its king sat immobilised in his own palace.
 
Q000380 105: di-bi2-{d}suen e2-gal ni2-te-na i-si-isz ba-ni-in-la2-la2
Ibbi-Suen was sitting in anguish in his own palace.
 
Q000380 106: e2-nam-ti-la sza3 hul2-la-ka-na er2 gig mu-un-sze8-sze8
In E-namtila, his place of delight, he wept bitterly.
 
Q000380 107: a-ma-ru ki al ak-e szu im-ur3-ur3-re
The flood dashing a hoe on the ground was levelling everything.
 
Q000380 108: u4 gal-gin7 ki-a mur mi-ni-ib-sza4 a-ba-a ba-ra-e3
Like a great storm it roared over the earth -- who could escape it?
 
Q000380 109: iri gul-gul-lu-de3 e2 gul-gul-lu-de3
To destroy the city, to destroy the house,
 
Q000380 110: lu2-lul lu2 zi-da an-ta nu2-u3-de3
so that traitors would lie on top of loyal men
 
Q000380 111: uri3 lu2-lul-e lu2 zi-ra ugu-a-na DU-sze3
and the blood of traitors flow upon loyal men.
 
Q000380 112: ki-ru-gu2 1(disz)-a-kam
1st kirugu.
 
Q000380 113: u4-de3 mar-uru5-gin7 tesz2-bi i3-gu7-e
The storms gather to strike like a flood.
 
Q000380 114: gesz-gi4-gal2 ki-ru-gu2-da-kam
Ĝišgigal to the kirugu.
 
Q000380 115: e2 kisz{ki}-a hur-sag-kalam-ma-ka szu hul ba-e-du11
The house of Kiš, Ḫursag-kalama, was destroyed.
 
Q000380 116: {d}za-ba4-ba4 ki-tusz [ki ag2-ga2-ni giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an-dab5]
Zababa took an unfamiliar path away from his beloved dwelling.
 
Q000380 117: ama {d}ba-ba6 e2-[iri-ku3-ga-na] [er2 gig mu-un-sze8-sze8]
Mother Bau was lamenting bitterly in her E-Iri-kug.
 
Q000380 118: a iri [gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me]
Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 119: x [...]
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Q000380 120: [...]
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Q000380 121: [...]
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Q000380 122: [a iri gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me]
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 123: ka-zal#-lu#{ki} iri ni2-ba lu-a szu suh3-a ba-ab-du11
Kazallu, the city of teeming multitudes, was cast into confusion.
 
Q000380 124: {d}nu-musz-da-ke4 iri ki-tusz ki ag2-ga2-ni giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an-dab5
Numušda took an unfamiliar path away from the city, his beloved dwelling.
 
Q000380 125: gidlam(|MUNUS.USZ.DAM|)-a-ni {d}nam-ra-at munus sa6-ga-a er2 in-sze8-sze8-e
His wife Namrat, the beautiful lady, was lamenting bitterly.
 
Q000380 126: a uru2 gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 127: i7-bi sza3-su3-ga i3-gal2 a nu-un-de2
Its river bed was empty, no water flowed.
 
Q000380 128: i7 {d}en-ki-ke4 nam ku5-ra2-gin7 ka-bi-a ba-usz2
Like a river cursed by Enki its opening channel was dammed up.
 
Q000380 129: a-sza3-ga sze gu-nu nu-gal2 ug3-e nu-gu7-e
On the fields fine grains grew no more, people had nothing to eat.
 
Q000380 130: pu2-{gesz}kiri6-bi gir4-gin7 ba-hur-hur edin-bi sag2 ba-ab-di
The orchards were scorched like an oven, its open country was scattered.
 
Q000380 131: masz2-ansze nig2-ur2-limmu2 nig2-zi-gal2 nu-mu-un-bu-e
The four-legged wild animals did not run about.
 
Q000380 132: nig2-ur2-4(asz) {d}szakkan2-ke4 ni2 nu-mu-ni-ib-te-en-te-en
The four-legged creatures of Šakkan could find no rest.
 
Q000380 133: {d}lugal-mar2-da-ke4 iri-ni-ta bar-ta ba-da-gub
Lugal-Marda stepped outside his city.
 
Q000380 134: {d}nin-zu-an-na ki-tusz ki ag2-ga2-ni giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an-dab5
Ninzuana took an unfamiliar path away from her beloved dwelling.
 
Q000380 135: a iri gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 136: i3-si-in{ki} esz3 kar-re nu-me-a a-e ba-e-dar
Isin, the shrine that was not a quay, was split by onrushing waters.
 
Q000380 137: {d}nin-isin2{+si}-in-na ama kalam-ma-ke4 er2 gig mu-un-sze8-sze8
Ninisina, the mother of the Land, wept bitter tears.
 
Q000380 138: a iri gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 139: {d}en-lil2-le {d}ur-an-ki-ka {gesz}mitum2-a ba-an-sag3
Enlil smote Dur-an-ki with a mace.
 
Q000380 140: {d}en-lil2-le iri-ni esz3 nibru{ki}-a a-nir ba-ab-gar
Enlil made lamentation in his city, the shrine Nibru.
 
Q000380 141: ama {d}nin-lil2 nin ki-ur3-ra-ke4 er2 gig mu-un-sze8-sze8
Mother Ninlil, the lady of the Ki-ur shrine, wept bitter tears.
 
Q000380 142: a iri gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 143: kesz3{ki} an-edin-na dili du3-a szu lil2-la2 ba-ab-du11
Keš, built all alone on the high open country, was haunted.
 
Q000380 144: adab{ki}-bu e2 i7-de3 la2-a re ki-bala-sze3 ba-ab-du11
Adab, the settlement which stretches out along the river, was treated as a rebellious land.
 
Q000380 145: musz kur-ra-ke4 ki-nu2 ba-ni-ib-gar ki-bala-sze3 ba-ab-du11
The snake of the mountains made his lair there, it became a rebellious land.
 
Q000380 146: gu-ti-um{ki} sza3 ba-ni-ib-bala-bala numun ba-ni-ib-i-i
The Gutians bred there, issued their seed.
 
Q000380 147: {d}nin-tu-re nig2-dim2-dim2-ma-ni-sze3 er2 gig mu-un-sze8-sze8
Nintur wept bitter tears over her creatures.
 
Q000380 148: a iri gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 149: ki zabala{ki}-a gi-gun4-na ku3-ga szu lil2-la2 ba-ab-du11
In zabala the sacred Giguna was haunted.
 
Q000380 150: unu{ki}-ta {d}inanna ba-da-an-kar ki-erim2-e ba-ab-gen
inanna abandoned Unug and went off to enemy territory.
 
Q000380 151: e2-an-na esz3 ge6-par4 ku3-ga erim2-e igi i-ni-in-bar
In the E-ana the enemy set eyes upon the sacred Ĝipar shrine.
 
Q000380 152: ge6-par4 ku3 nam-en-na-ba szu ba-e-la2-la2
The sacred Ĝipar of en priesthood was defiled.
 
Q000380 153: en-bi ge6-par4-ta ba-da-an-kar ki-erim2-e ba-ab-de6
Its en priest was snatched from the Ĝipar and carried off to enemy territory.
 
Q000380 154: a iri gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 155: umma{ki} sig4-kur-sza3-ba-ke4 u4 gig-ga ba-e-dal
A violent storm blew over Umma and the Šeg-kuršaga.
 
Q000380 156: [{d}szara2] [e2]-mah ki-[tusz] ki ag2-ga2-ni giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an-dab5
Šara took an unfamiliar path away from the E-maḫ, his beloved dwelling.
 
Q000380 157: [{d}nin]-mul-e iri{ki} hul-a-na er2 gig mu-un-sze8-sze8
Ninmul cried bitter tears over her destroyed city.
 
Q000380 158: [iri{ki}-gu10] la-la-bi lu2 nu-un-gi4-a-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Oh my city, whose charms can no longer satisfy me,"
 
Q000380 159: gir2-su{ki} iri{ki} ur-sag-ge26-e-ne-ke4 im gir2-e ba-ab-du11
Ĝirsu, the city of heroes, was afflicted with a lightning storm.
 
Q000380 160: {d}nin-gir2-su-ke4 e2-ninnu-ta giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an-dab5
Ningirsu took an unfamiliar path away from the E-ninnu.
 
Q000380 161: ama {d}ba-ba6 e2-iri-ku3-ga-na er2 gig mu-un-sze8-sze8
Mother Bau wept bitter tears in her E-Iri-kug.
 
Q000380 162: a iri gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 163: u4-ba inim u4-dam al-du7-du7 sza3-bi a-ba-a mu-un-zu
On that day the word of Enlil was an attacking storm. Who could fathom it?
 
Q000380 164: inim {d}en-lil2-la2 zi-da-asz ge16-le-eg3-de3 gab2-bu zu-zu-de3
The word of Enlil was destruction on the right, was ... on the left.
 
Q000380 165: {d}en-lil2 lu2 nam tar-tar-re-de3 a-na bi2-in-ak-a-ba
This is what Enlil, the one who determines destinies, did:
 
Q000380 166: {d}en-lil2-le elam{ki} lu2-kur2-ra kur-ta im-ta-an-e3
Enlil brought down the Elamites, the enemy, from the highlands.
 
Q000380 167: {d}nansze dumu-gi7 iri bar-ra mu-un-na-tusz-am3
Nanše, the noble daughter, was settled outside the city.
 
Q000380 168: {d}nin-mar-ki-ra esz3 gu2-ab-ba-ka izi im-ma-da-an-te
Fire approached Ninmarki in the shrine Gu-aba.
 
Q000380 169: ku3 {na4}za-gin3-bi ma2 gal-gal-e bala-sze3 i3-ak-e
Large boats were carrying off its silver and lapis lazuli.
 
Q000380 170: nin nig2-gur11-ra-ni hul-lu ti-la-am3 ku3 {d}nin-mar-ki-ke4
The lady, sacred Ninmarki, was despondent because of her perished goods.
 
Q000380 171: u4-ba u4 ka izi-gin7 bar7-ra-am3 im-ma-da-ab-tar-re
On that day he decreed a storm blazing like the mouth of a fire.
 
Q000380 172: ki lagasz{ki} elam{ki} szu-ni-a im-ma-szi-in-gi4
The province of Lagaš was handed over to Elam.
 
Q000380 173: u4-bi-a nin-e u4-da-a-ni sa2 nam-ga-mu-ni-ib-du11
And then the queen also reached the end of her time.
 
Q000380 174: {d}ba-ba6 lu2-ulu3-gin7 u4-da-a-ni sa2 nam-ga-mu-ni-ib-du11
Bau, as if she were human, also reached the end of her time:
 
Q000380 175: me-li-e-a u4-de3 szu-ni-a im-ma-szi-in-gi4
“Woe is me! Enlil has handed over the city to the storm.
 
Q000380 176: u4 uru2 gul-gul-e szu-ni-a im-ma-szi-in-gi4
He has handed it over to the storm that destroys cities.
 
Q000380 177: u4 e2 gul-gul-e szu-ni-a im-ma-szi-in-gi4
He has handed it over to the storm that destroys houses.
 
Q000380 178: {d}dumu-zi-abzu e2-bi ki-nu-nir-sza3-ba-ke4 ni2 im-ma-da-an-te
“Dumuzid-abzu was full of fear in the house of Kinirša.
 
Q000380 179: ki#-[nu]-nir-sza3{ki} iri nam-dumu-gi7-ra-ka-ni kar-kar-re-de3 ba-ab-du11
Kinirša, the city to which she belongs, was ordered to be plundered.
 
Q000380 180: {d}nansze iri-ni nina{ki}-a kur-re ba-ab-gar
The city of Nanše, Nigin, was delivered to the foreigners.
 
Q000380 181: sirara3{ki} ki-tusz ki ag2-ga2-ni hul-gal2-e ba-an-szum2
Sirara, her beloved dwelling, was handed over to the evil ones.
 
Q000380 182: a iri gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 183: ge6-par4 ku3 nam-en-na-ba szu ba-e-la2-la2
Its sacred Ĝipar of en priesthood was defiled.
 
Q000380 184: en-bi ge6-par4-ta ba-da-an-kar ki-erim2-e ba-ab-de6
Its en priest was snatched from the Ĝipar and carried off to enemy territory.
 
Q000380 185: gu2 i7-nun-na-{d}nanna-ka a2 dugud ba-szi-in-de6
Mighty strength was set against the banks of the Id-nuna-Nanna canal.
 
Q000380 186: masz-kan2-masz-kan2 e2-danna {d}nanna-ka tur3 dugud-gin7 ba-gul
The settlements of the E-danna of Nanna, like substantial cattle-pens, were destroyed.
 
Q000380 187: lu2-kar-ra-bi masz kar-ra-gin7 ur im-me-da
Their refugees, like stampeding goats, were chased (?) by dogs.
 
Q000380 188: ga-esz{ki} ga-gin7 ur-re ba-an-de2 i3-gul-gul-lu-ne
They destroyed Gaeš like milk poured out to dogs,
 
Q000380 189: alan dim2-ma |SIG7.ALAN| sa6-ga-bi im-ze2-er-ze2-re-e-ne
and shattered its finely fashioned statues.
 
Q000380 190: a iri gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house,"
 
Q000380 191: ge6-par4 ku3 nam-en-na-ba szu ba-e-la2-la2
Its sacred Ĝipar of en priesthood was defiled.
 
Q000380 192: en-bi ge6-par4-ta ba-da-an-kar ki-erim2-e ba-ab-de6
Its en priestess was snatched from the Ĝipar and carried off to enemy territory.
 
Q000380 193: bara2 an-na-da gid2-da-bi a-nir ba-da-ab-sa2
A lament was raised at the dais that stretches out toward heaven.
 
Q000380 194: {gesz}gu-za an-na-bi nu-ub-gub sag me-te-a-asz li-bi2-ib-gal2
Its heavenly throne was not set up, was not fit to be crowned (?).
 
Q000380 195: {gesz}geszimmar-gin7 gu2-guru5 ba-ab-du11 tesz2-bi ba-ra-an-kad4
It was cut down as if it were a date palm and tied together.
 
Q000380 196: asz-szu{ki} e2 i7-de3 la2-a re a-e ba-da-ab-bu
Aššu, the settlement that stretches out along the river, was deprived of water.
 
Q000380 197: nig2-erim2 nu-dib {d}nanna-ka lu2-erim2-e ba-an-dib
At the place of Nanna where evil had never walked, the enemy walked.
 
Q000380 198: e2 ur5-re-am3 a-na-am3 ab-ak
How was the house treated thus?
 
Q000380 199: e2-pu-uh2-ru-um-ma sza3-su3-ga ba-ab-gar
The E-puḫruma was emptied.
 
Q000380 200: ki-|NUN.ME.DU|{ki}-ga ab2 lu amar lu-a re tur3 dugud-gin7 ba-gul
Ki-|NUN.ME.DU|, which used to be filled with numerous cows and numerous calves, was destroyed like a mighty cattle-pen.
 
Q000380 201: {d}nin-gublaga-ke4 ga2-bur-ta giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an-dab5
Ningublaga took an unfamiliar path away from the Ĝa-bura.
 
Q000380 202: {d}nin-i3-gara2-ke4 ni2-te-na er2 gig mu-un-sze8-sze8
Ninigara wept bitter tears all alone.
 
Q000380 203: a iri gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house,"
 
Q000380 204: ge6-par4 ku3 nam-en-na-ba szu ba-e-la2-la2
Its sacred Ĝipar of en priesthood was defiled.
 
Q000380 205: en-bi ge6-par4-ta ba-da-an-kar ki-erim2-e ba-ab-de6
Its en priestess was snatched from the Ĝipar and carried off to enemy territory.
 
Q000380 206: {d}nin-a-zu e2-gid2-da-ke4 {gesz}tukul ub-ba i-ni-in-gub
Ninazu deposited his weapon in a corner in the E-gida.
 
Q000380 207: {d}nin-hur-sag e2-nu-tur-ra-ke4 u4 hul ba-an-da-dal
An evil storm swept over Ninḫursaga at the E-nutura.
 
Q000380 208: tu{muszen}-gin7 ab-lal3-ta ba-da-an-dal edin-na bar bi2-ib-gub
Like a pigeon she flew from the window, she stood apart in the open country.
 
Q000380 209: a iri{ki} gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 210: gesz-banda3{da} e2 er2-re gal2-la re gi er2-ra ba-an-gul
As for Ĝišbanda, the house filled with lamentation was destroyed among the weeping reeds.
 
Q000380 211: {d}nin-gesz-zi-da gesz-banda3{da} giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an-dab5
Ningišzida took an unfamiliar path away from Ĝišbanda.
 
Q000380 212: {d}a2-zi-mu2-a nin iri-a-ke4 er2 gig mu-un-sze8-sze8
Azimua, the queen of the city, wept bitter tears.
 
Q000380 213: a uru2 gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 214: u4-bi-a u18-lu lu2 ge6-a ba-an-dur2-ru-ne-esz
On that day, the storm forced people to live in darkness.
 
Q000380 215: kuara{ki} hul-hul-lu-de3 lu2 ge6-a ba-an-dur2-ru-ne-esz
In order to destroy Kuara, it forced people to live in darkness.
 
Q000380 216: {d}nin-e2-HA-ma ni2-te-na er2 gig mu-un-sze8-sze8
Nineḫama in her fear wept bitter tears.
 
Q000380 217: a uru2 gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 218: {d}asar-lu2-hi ul4-ul4-la tug2 ba-an-mu4 |LUL.KU| mu-un-DU
Asarluḫi put his robes on with haste and ...
 
Q000380 219: {d}lugal-banda3{da} ki-tusz ki ag2-ga2-ni giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an-dab5
Lugalbanda took an unfamiliar path away from his beloved dwelling.
 
Q000380 219A: {d#}[nin-sun2] [...]
(1 ms. adds:) Ninsumun ...
 
Q000380 220: a uru2 gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 221: eridu{ki} a gal-la diri-ga a nag-e ba-am3-u-gun3?
Eridug, floating on great waters, was deprived (?) of drinking water.
 
Q000380 222: bar-ba edin-lil2-e du3-a x x [...]
In its outer environs, which had turned into haunted plains, ...
 
Q000380 223: lu2 zi ki-lul-la x x [...]
The loyal man in a place of treachery ...
 
Q000380 224: {d}ka-he2-gal2-la {d}igi-he2-gal2-la [...]
Ka-ḫegala and Igi-ḫegala ...
 
Q000380 225: gurusz-me-en u4 nu-gul#-la-me#-en# mu-[x]-gul-[...]
“I, a young man whom the storm has not destroyed, ...
 
Q000380 226: u4 nu-gul-la hi-li nu-til-la-me-en [...] mu-un#-[...]
I, not destroyed by the storm, my attractiveness not brought to an end, ...
 
Q000380 227: {gesz}taskarin#-gin7 ba?-sa6-ga-me-esz i3-[sag3]-ge-de3-[en-de3-en]
We have been struck down like beautiful boxwood trees.
 
Q000380 228: x x-gin7 igi gun3-gun3-me-esz i3-[sag3]-ge#-de3-en-de3-en
We have been struck down like ... with coloured eyes.
 
Q000380 229: alan-gin7 kusz3-kusz3-a de2-a-me-esz i3-[sag3]-ge#-de3-en-de3-en
We have been struck down like statues being cast in moulds.
 
Q000380 230: [gu]-ti-um{ki} lu2 ha-lam-ma-ke4 me-ze2-er-ze2-re-ne
The Gutians, the vandals, are wiping us out.
 
Q000380 231: [a-a] [{d}]en-ki-ra abzu eridu{ki}-sze3 szu-a ba-en-de3-en-gi4
We turned to Father Enki in the abzu of Eridug.
 
Q000380 232: [x x] a-na im-me-en-da-na a-na bi2-in-tah-e-da-na
..., whatever we shall say, whatever we shall add,
 
Q000380 233: [x x] x a-na im-me-en-da-na a-na bi2-in-tah-e-da-na
... whatever we shall say, whatever we shall add,
 
Q000380 234: [x x x x x x] eridu{ki}-ga-ta he2-em-da-sar?-da-na
we came out from the ... of Eridug.”
 
Q000380 235: [u4-da ...] ha?#-ba-gub-bu-da-na gissu ba-x-mu
“While were in charge of ... during the day, the shadows ...
 
Q000380 236: ge6-a x x-ke4 ha-ba-gub-bu-da-na u4-de3 ba-ra-an-tuku
While we were in charge of ... during the night, the storm ...
 
Q000380 237: u4-da gub sag sag3-ge-me-a a-na szu ba-ni-ti-en-de3-en
What do we receive trembling on duty during the day?
 
Q000380 238: ge6-da gub u3 nu-ku-me-a a-na u2-gu me-de2-de3-en-de3-[en]
What do we lose not sleeping on duty during the night?
 
Q000380 239: {d}en-ki-ke4 uru2-zu nam ha-ba-da-an-ku5 ki-erim2-e ha-ba-an-szum2
Enki, your city has been cursed, it has been given to an enemy land.
 
Q000380 240: me-en-de3-en# eridu{ki}-ta gal2-la-da a-na-asz mu-e-de3-la2-e-ne?
Why do they reckon us among those who have been displaced from Eridug?
 
Q000380 241: {gesz}geszimmar-gin7 szu nu-du11-ga-me-a a-na-asz mu-e-gul-gul-lu-ne
Why do they destroy us like palm trees which we have not tended?
 
Q000380 242: {gesz}ma2 gibil-gin7 sa bil2-la2 nu-ak-e a-na-asz mu-e-ze2-er-ze2-re-ne
Why do they break us up like new boats we have not caulked?"
 
Q000380 243: {d}en-ki-ke4 igi-ni ki kur2-ra ba-an-gar-ra-ba
After Enki had cast his eyes on a foreign land,
 
Q000380 244: u4? x x nam-tag dugud-da-ke4 gesz hul mu-un-ne-tag
...
 
Q000380 245: [...] UM? ba-da-an-zi-ge-esz-a ildu2-ba mu-un-sa4?-esz
... have risen up, have called on their cohorts.
 
Q000380 246: [{d}en-ki]-ke4 eridu{ki}-ga-ta giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an-dab5
Enki took an unfamiliar path away from Eridug.
 
Q000380 247: [{d}dam-gal]-nun-na ama e2-mah-a er2 gig mu-un-sze8-sze8
Damgalnuna, the mother of the E-maḫ, wept bitter tears.
 
Q000380 248: a uru2 gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-ga-bi im-me
“Alas the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 249: ge6-par4 ku3 nam-en-na-ba szu ba-e-la2-la2
Its sacred Ĝipar of en priesthood was defiled.
 
Q000380 250: en-bi ge6-par4-ta ba-da-an-kar ki-erim2-e ba-ab-de6
Its en priestess was snatched from the Ĝipar and carried off to enemy territory.
 
Q000380 251: uri5{ki}-ma lu2 u2-sze3 nu-gen lu2 a-sze3 nu-gen
In Ur no one went to fetch food, no one went to fetch water.
 
Q000380 252: u2-sze3 gen-bi u2-ta ba-gen hur nu-um-mi-ib-gur-ru
Those who went to fetch food, went away from the food and will not return.
 
Q000380 253: a-sze3 gen-bi a-ta ba-gen hur nu-um-mi-ib-gur-ru
Those who went to fetch water, went away from the water and will not return.
 
Q000380 254: sig-sze3 elam{ki}-ma ba-szi-in-gub-bu gaz-de3 i3-TIL-e
To the south, the Elamites stepped in, slaughtering ...
 
Q000380 255: nim-sze3 ha-al-ma lu2-kur2-ra-ke4 szu-ni [...]-x-gar#
In the uplands, the vandals, the enemy, ...
 
Q000380 256: ti-id-nu-um{ki}-e u4 szu2-usz {gesz}mitum2-a ur2-ra ba-ni-in-gar
The Tidnum daily strapped the mace to their loins.
 
Q000380 257: sig-sze3 elam{ki}-ma u2-a e3-a-gin7 KU-bi im-[...]-x-le
To the south, the Elamites, like an onrushing wave, were ...
 
Q000380 258: nim-sze3 in-dal tu15 dal-la-gin7 edin-na [...] x
In the uplands, like chaff blowing in the wind, they ... over the open country.
 
Q000380 259: uri5{ki} am gal u3-na gub-ba-gin7 gu2 ki-[sze3 ba-ab-gar]
Ur, like a great charging wild bull, bowed its neck to the ground.
 
Q000380 260: {d}en-lil2-le lu2 nam tar-tar-re-de3 a-na [bi2-in-ak-a-ba]
This is what Enlil, who decides the fates, did:
 
Q000380 261: 2(disz)-kam-ma-sze3 elam{ki} lu2-kur2-ra kur-ta [ba-ra-e3]
Again he sent down the Elamites, the enemy, from the mountains.
 
Q000380 262: e2 sag-kal-la giri3 du3-a um-ma-[...]
The foremost house, firmly founded, ...
 
Q000380 263: kisiga{ki} hul-hul-lu-de3 lu2 1(u) lu2# [5(disz) ...]
In order to destroy Kisiga, 10 men, even five men ...
 
Q000380 264: u4 3(disz)-e ge6 3(disz)-e la-ba-da-te? x x [...] iri {gesz}al-e ba-ab-ra#-[ah]
Three days and three nights did not pass, ... the city was raked by a hoe.
 
Q000380 265: kisiga{ki} {d}dumu-zi sag-gin7 ba-ra-[e3] szu-ni ba-da-ab-du3
Dumuzid left Kisiga like a prisoner of war, his hands were fettered.
 
Q000380 266: e2-sze3 ku3 giri3 [...] a KA [...]
To the holy house ...
 
Q000380 267: zi-ga u5-[a ...] zi#-ga u5-[a ...]-am3?
...
 
Q000380 268: [...]-un-DU zi-ga u5-[a ...]-am3?
...
 
Q000380 269: [...] si gal-gal ba-an-u5-bi x [...]-x-DU-esz
...
 
Q000380 270: [...] si tur-tur masz2 palil-gin7 x [...]-dab5?#-be2-esz
...
 
Q000380 271: nig2-gur11-ra-ni-ta ba-da-u5 kur-sze3 ba-gen
She rode away from her possessions, she went to the mountains.
 
Q000380 272: i-lu kur giri3 nu-gal2-la-ba gal-gal-bi mi#-[ni-ib2-be2]
She loudly sang out a lament over those untravelled mountains:
 
Q000380 273: ga-sza-an-gen nig2-gur11-ga2 ga-ba-da-[u5 ki]-ba gi4-in de3-gen
“I am queen, but I shall have to ride away from my possessions, and now I shall be a slave in those parts.
 
Q000380 274: ku3 {na4}za-gin3-gu10-ta ga-ba-e-[da]-u5 ki-ba gi4-in de3-gen
I shall have to ride away from my silver and lapis lazuli, and now I shall be a slave in those parts.
 
Q000380 275: ki-ba na-ag2-gi4-in nam-lu2-ulu3 [x] x sag a-ba-a ba-ab-us2-e
There, slavery, ... people, who can ... it?
 
Q000380 276: ki-ba na-ag2-gi4-in elam{ki} [x] x x sag a-ba-a ba-ab-us2-e
There, slavery, Elam ..., who can ... it?
 
Q000380 277: a iri gul-la e2 gul-la-gu10 gig-[ga]-bi im-me
Alas, the destroyed city, my destroyed house.”
 
Q000380 278: nin-gu10 lu2-kur nu-me-a kur?#-re?# ba-ab-gen
My queen, though not the enemy, went to enemy land.
 
Q000380 279: {d}[ama]-uszumgal#-an-na kisiga[{ki}] [...]-ga2
Ama-ušumgal-ana ... Kisiga.
 
Q000380 280: [x] MU?# uru2-gin7 nu-x [...] x
Like a city ...
 
Q000380 282: ki-ru#-[gu2 2(disz)-kam-ma]
2nd kirugu.
 
Q000380 284: [gesz-gi4-gal2 ki-ru-gu2-da-kam]
Ĝišgigal to the kirugu.
 
Q000380 289: [...] u2-a ba-szi#-[in-...]
...
 
Q000380 290: [... u2]-a ba-szi-in-x [...]
...
 
Q000380 291: [...] gub#-bu-bi szuku mah-gin7 ba-e-x [...]
...
 
Q000380 292: {d}en-lil2-le abul-la mah-ba {gesz}ig tu15-ma bi2-[in-gub]
Enlil threw open the door of the grand gate to the wind.
 
Q000380 293: uri5{ki}-ma lu2 u2-sze3 nu-gen lu2 a-sze3 nu-gen
In Ur no one went to fetch food, no one went to fetch water.
 
Q000380 294: ug3-bi a tul2-la2 de2-a-gin7 szu i3-nigin2-nigin2?-ne
Its people rushed around like water being poured from a well.
 
Q000380 295: usu-bi ni2-bi-a nu-gal2 giri3-bi ba-ra-an-dab5
Their strength ebbed away, they could not even go on their way.
 
Q000380 296: {d}en-lil2-le sza3-gar lu2 nig2-hul iri-a ba-an-da-dab5
Enlil afflicted the city with an evil famine.
 
Q000380 297: nig2 iri gul-gul-e nig2 e2 gul-gul-e iri-a ba-an-da-dab5
He afflicted the city with that which destroys cities, that which destroys houses.
 
Q000380 298: nig2 igi-bi-sze3 {gesz}tukul-e la-ba-gub-bu-a iri-a ba-an-da-dab5
He afflicted the city with that which cannot be withstood with weapons.
 
Q000380 299: sza3 nu-si-si igi nigin2-bi iri-a ba-an-da-dab5
He afflicted the city with dissatisfaction and treachery.
 
Q000380 300: uri5{ki}-ma gi dili du3-a-gin7 sag sag3-ge nu-ga2-ga2
In Ur, which was like a solitary reed, there was not even fear.
 
Q000380 301: ug3-bi ku6 szu dab5-ba-gin7 zi-bi mi-ni-in-tum2-tum2-mu
Its people, like fish being grabbed in a pond, sought to escape.
 
Q000380 302: tur mah-bi i3-bara3-bara3-ge-esz lu2 nu-um-zi-zi-zi
Its young and old lay spread about, no one could rise.
 
Q000380 303: |LUGAL.BI.GUB| dub-la2-a u5-a nig2-gu7 la-ba-na-gal2
At the royal station (?) there was no food on top of the platform (?).
 
Q000380 304: lugal nig2 sa6-ga gu7-gu7-a szuku-re im-ma-an-dab5
The king who used to eat marvellous food grabbed at a mere ration.
 
Q000380 305: u4 im-szu2-szu2 igi im-la2-e sza3-ka-tab i3-zu-zu
As the day grew dark, the eye of the sun was eclipsing, the people experienced hunger.
 
Q000380 306: e2-lunga-na kasz nu-un-gal2 munu4-bi nu-um-gal2
There was no beer in the beer-hall, there was no more malt for it.
 
Q000380 307: e2-gal-la-na nig2-gu7 la-ba-na-gal2 tusz-u3-bi nu-ub-du7
There was no food for him in his palace, it was unsuitable to live in.
 
Q000380 308: ga2-nun mah-a-ni sze nu-um-si-si zi-bi la-ba-szi-in-tum2-tum2-mu
Grain did not fill his lofty storehouse, he could not save his life.
 
Q000380 309: guru7-du6 guru7-masz-e {d}nanna-ka {d}|SZE.TIR| nu-un-gal2
The grain-piles and granaries of Nanna held no grain.
 
Q000380 310: kin-sig unu2 gal dingir-re-e-ne-ke4 szu ba-e-la2-la2
The evening meal in the great dining hall of the gods was defiled.
 
Q000380 311: unu2 gal-bi kurun lal3 musz3 im-ma-ab-tum2
Wine and syrup ceased to flow in the great dining hall.
 
Q000380 312: gir2-PA-a gu4 udu gu7-ra u2-szim-e ba-da-nu2
The butcher's knife that used to slay oxen and sheep lay hungry.
 
Q000380 313: gir4 mah-ba gu4 udu nu-ak-e ir nu-mu-un-ur5-ur5-e
Its mighty oven no longer cooked oxen and sheep, it no longer emitted the aroma of roasting meat.
 
Q000380 314: bur-sag-ta a2 sikil {d}nanna-ka za-pa-ag2-bi ba-ra-gul
The sounds of the bursag building, the pure ... of Nanna, were stilled.
 
Q000380 315: e2 gu4-gin7 gu3 bi2-ib-du11-ga-a re si-ga-bi ba-du3
The house which used to bellow like a bull was silenced.
 
Q000380 316: mu-un-DU ku3-ga si nu-un-sa2-e gar-ra-bi ba-su3-u4
Its holy deliveries were no longer fulfilled, its ... were alienated.
 
Q000380 317: {na4}kinkin(HAR) {gesz}naga3 gesz-gan-na i3-dur2-dur2 lu2 nu-um-szi-gam-e
The mortar, pestle and grinding stone lay idle; no one bent down over them.
 
Q000380 318: kar-za-gin3-na {d}nanna-ka a-e ba-da-la2
The Shining Quay of Nanna was silted up.
 
Q000380 319: a {gesz}ma2-sag-ga2-ke4 gu3 nu-mu-un-gi4-gi4 asil3-la2 nu-mu-un-szub
The sound of water against the boat's prow ceased, there was no rejoicing.
 
Q000380 320: unu2-RI-banda3{da} {d}nanna-ka sahar ba-da-dub-dub
Dust piled up in the unuribanda of Nanna.
 
Q000380 321: {u2}|ZI&ZI.LAGAB| ba-da-mu2 {u2}|ZI&ZI.LAGAB| ba-da-mu2 gir re-e ba-an-mu2
The rushes grew, the rushes grew, the mourning reeds grew.
 
Q000380 322: ma2 ma2-gur8-ra kar-za-gin3-na musz3 im-ma-ab-tum2
Boats and barges ceased docking at the Shining Quay.
 
Q000380 323: i7 ma2-gur8-ra ba-ab-du7-a-za a2 nu-un-su3-su3-e
Nothing moved on your watercourse which was fit for barges.
 
Q000380 324: ezem ki garza-ka gesz-hur-bi ba-da-kur2
The plans of the festivals at the place of the divine rituals were altered.
 
Q000380 325: ma2 nesag-ga2 a-a ugu-na-ka nesag nu-mu-un-na-ab-tum3
The boat with first-fruit offerings of the father who begot Nanna no longer brought first-fruit offerings.
 
Q000380 326: ninda nidba-bi {d}en-lil2 nibru{ki}-sze3 nu-mu-da-an-ku4-ku4
Its food offerings could not be taken to Enlil in Nibru.
 
Q000380 327: i7-bi sza3-su3!(BU)-ga i3-gal2 ma2-gur8 nu-mu-un-dib-be2
Its watercourse was empty, barges could not travel.
 
Q000380 328: gu2 tab 2(disz)-a-bi giri3 nu-gal2 u2 gid2-da ba-am3-mu2
There were no paths on either of its banks, long grass grew there.
 
Q000380 329: {e2}tur3 dagal-la {d}nanna-ka dub-ba-an-bi ba-si-il
The reed fence of the well-stocked cattle-pen of Nanna was split open.
 
Q000380 330: gi-sig {gesz}kiri6-ka szu ba-e-[la2]-la2 gu2-giri3 ba-an-gar-gar
The garden's fence was vioilated and breached.
 
Q000380 331: ab2-szilam-ma amar-bi ba-[da-ab]-dab5 ki-erim2-e ba-ab-de6
The cows and their young were captured and carried off to enemy territory.
 
Q000380 332: ab2 {u2}munzer-e edin ki nu-zu-bi giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an-dab5-be2-esz
The munzer-fed cows took an unfamiliar path in an open country that they did not know.
 
Q000380 333: {d}ga-a-a-u2 lu2 ab2 ki ag2-ga2 {gesz}tukul szurum-ma ba-szub
Gayau, who loves cows, dropped his weapon in the dung.
 
Q000380 334: {d}szu-ni-du10 i3 ga-ar3-ra du6-ul-du6-ul-e i3 ga-ar3-ra nu-du6-ul-du6-ul
Šuni-dug, who stores butter and cheese, did not store butter and cheese.
 
Q000380 335: i3-bi lu2 i3 nu-zu-ne i3-du9-du9-ne
Those who are unfamiliar with butter were churning the butter.
 
Q000380 336: ga-bi lu2 ga nu-zu-ne i3-im-musz3-musz3-u3-ne
Those who are unfamiliar with milk were curdling (?) the milk.
 
Q000380 337: {e2}tur3-ra {dug}szakir3(|KI.AN.U2|)-e dun5-dun5-e gu3 nun nu-mu-ni-ib-be2
The sound of the churning vat did not resound in the cattle-pen.
 
Q000380 338: ne-mur dugud-gin7 i3-ra-a re i-bi2-bi ba-gul
Like mighty coals that once burnt, its smoke is extinguished.
 
Q000380 339: [...] x unu2 gal {d}nanna-ka [...]
The great dining hall of Nanna ...
 
Q000380 340: {d}suen-e a-a-ni {d}en-lil2-ra er2 mu-un-na-sze8-sze8
Suen wept to his father Enlil:
 
Q000380 341: a-a ugu-gu10 iri{ki}-gu10 a-na-ra-du3? a-na-asz ba-e-da-gur-re-en
“O father who begot me, why have you turned away from my city which was built (?) for you?
 
Q000380 342: {d}en-lil2 uri5{ki}-gu10 a-na-ra-du3? a-na-asz ba-e-da-gur-re-en
O Enlil, why have you turned away from my Ur which was built (?) for you?
 
Q000380 343: ma2 nesag-e a-a ugu-na-sze3 nesag nu-mu-un-na-ab-tum3
The boat with first-fruit offerings no longer brings first-fruit offerings to the father who begot him.
 
Q000380 344: ninda nidba-zu {d}en-lil2 nibru{ki}-sze3 nu-mu-un-na-da-an-ku4-ku4
Your food offerings can no longer be brought to Enlil in Nibru.
 
Q000380 345: en iri bar-ra en iri sza3-ga lil2-e ha-ba-ab-lah5-e-esz
The en priests of the countryside and city have been carried off by phantoms.
 
Q000380 346: uri5{ki} iri{ki} {gesz}al-e ri-a-gin7 du6-du6-da ba-szid
Ur, like a city raked by a hoe, is to be counted as a ruin-mound.
 
Q000380 347: du6-ur2 ki ni2 dub2-bu {d}en-lil2-la2 esz3 lil2-la2 ba-ab-gar
The Du-ur, Enlil's resting-place, has become a haunted shrine.
 
Q000380 348: {d}en-lil2 iri-zu igi bar-ra e2-ri-a su3-ga
O Enlil, gaze upon your city, an empty wasteland.
 
Q000380 349: nibru{ki} iri-zu igi bar-[ra e2-ri-a su3-ga]
Gaze upon your city Nibru, an empty wasteland.”
 
Q000380 350: uri5{ki}-ma ur-bi ur2 bad3-da si-im-si-im nu-mu-un-ak-e
“The dogs of Ur no longer sniff at the base of the city wall.
 
Q000380 351: tul2 sag bulug-ga ganba-bi-a ki li-bi2-ib-de5-de5-ge
The man who used to drill large wells scratches the ground in the market place.
 
Q000380 352: a-a ugu-gu10 iri{ki}-gu10 dili-bi-ta a2-zu-sze3 nigin2-am3-szi-ib
My father who begot me, enclose in your embrace my city which is all alone.
 
Q000380 353: {d}en-lil2 uri5{ki}-gu10 dili-bi-ta a2-zu-sze3 nigin2-am3-szi-ib
Enlil, return to your embrace my Ur which is all alone.
 
Q000380 354: e2-kisz-nu-gal2-gu10 dili-bi-ta a2-zu-sze3 nigin2-am3-szi-ib
Enclose in your embrace my E-kiš-nu-gal which is all alone.
 
Q000380 355: uri5{ki}-ma numun ha-ra-ni-ib-e3 ug3 hu-mu-ra-ab-dagal-la
May you bring forth offspring in Ur, may you multiply its people.
 
Q000380 356: me ki-en-gi-ra ba-da-ha-lam-e ki-bi ha-ra-ab-gi4-gi4
May you restore the divine powers of Sumer that have been forgotten.”
 
Q000380 357: ki-ru-gu2 3(ESZ5)-kam-ma
3rd kirugu.
 
Q000380 358: a e2 zi e2 zi a lu2-bi lu2-bi
O good house, good house! O its people, its people!
 
Q000380 359: gesz-gi4-gal2-bi-im
Ĝišgigal.
 
Q000380 360: {d}en-lil2-le dumu-ni {d}suen-ra mu-un-na-ni-ib-gi4-gi4
Enlil then answered his son Suen:
 
Q000380 361: uru2 lil2-la2 sza3-bi a-nir-ra gi er2-ra ba-am3-mu2
“There is lamentation in the haunted city, reeds of mourning grow there.
 
Q000380 361A: [sza3-bi] a-sze-ra gi er2-ra ba-am3-mu2
(1 ms. adds 1 line:) In its midst there is lamentation, reeds of mourning grow there.
 
Q000380 362: sza3-bi-a a-nir-ra u4 mi-ni-ib-zal-zal-e
In its midst the people pass their days in sighing.
 
Q000380 362A: [dumu]-gu10 dumu-gi7 ni2-za-bi-me-en er2-ra na-bi-me-en
(1 ms. adds 1 line:) My son, the noble son ..., why do you concern yourself with crying?
 
Q000380 363: {d}nanna dumu-gi7 ni2-za-bi-me-en er2-ra na-bi-me-en
Oh Nanna, the noble son ..., why do you concern yourself with crying?
 
Q000380 364: di-til-la inim pu-uh2-ru-um-ma-ka szu gi4-gi4 nu-gal2
The judgment uttered by the assembly cannot be reversed.
 
Q000380 365: inim du11-ga an {d}en-lil2-la2-ka szu bala-e nu-zu
The word of An and Enlil knows no overturning.
 
Q000380 366: uri5{ki}-ma nam-lugal ha-ba-szum2 bala da-ri2 la-ba-an-szum2
Ur was indeed given kingship but it was not given an eternal reign.
 
Q000380 367: u4 ul kalam ki gar-ra-ta za3 ug3 lu-a-sze3
From time immemorial, since the Land was founded, until people multiplied,
 
Q000380 368: bala nam-lugal-la sag-bi-sze3 e3-a a-ba-a igi im-mi-in-du8-a
who has ever seen a reign of kingship that would take precedence for ever?
 
Q000380 369: nam-lugal-bi bala-bi ba-gid2-e-de3 sza3 kusz2-u3-de3
The reign of its kingship had been long indeed but had to exhaust itself.
 
Q000380 370: {d}nanna-gu10 na-an-kusz2-kusz2-u3-de3 iri{ki}-zu e3-bar-ra-ab
O my Nanna, do not exert yourself in vain, abandon your city.”
 
Q000380 371: u4-ba lugal-gu10 dumu-gi7-ra ur5-ra-ni ba-an-usz2
Then my king, the noble son, became distraught.
 
Q000380 372: en {d}dili{im2}-babbar dumu-gi7-ra sza3 hul-lu im-ma-an-dim2
Lord Ašimbabbar, the noble son, grieved.
 
Q000380 373: {d}nanna lu2 iri{ki}-ni ki ag2-ga2 iri{ki}-ni ba-ra-e3
Nanna who loves his city left his city.
 
Q000380 374: {d}suen-e uri5{ki} ki ag2-ga2 giri3 kur2 ba-ra-an-dab5
Suen took an unfamiliar path away from his beloved Ur.
 
Q000380 375: {d}nin-gal-e gir5 iri{ki}-ni-ta ki kur2-sze3 du-u3-de3
In order to go as an exile from her city to foreign territory,
 
Q000380 376: tug2 ul4-ul4-la-bi ba-ra-an-mu4 iri{ki}-ta ba-ra-e3
Ningal quickly clothed herself and left the city.
 
Q000380 377: uri5{ki}-ma {d}a-nun-na-bi bar-ra ba-su8-ge-esz
The Anuna stepped outside of Ur.
 
Q000380 378: uri5{ki}-ma NE ni2-bi ki x x x-a ba-a-te
... approached Ur
 
Q000380 379: uri5{ki}-ma gesz-bi tu-ra-am3 gi-bi tu-ra-am3
The trees of Ur were sick, its reeds were sick.
 
Q000380 380: bad3-bi en-na nigin2-na-bi-da a-nir ba-da-sa2
Laments sounded all along its city wall.
 
Q000380 381: u4 szu2-usz-e {gesz}tukul-e igi-bi-sze3 sag i3-sag3-sag3-ge
Daily there was slaughter before it.
 
Q000380 382: uri5{ki}-ma {uruda}ha-zi-in gal-gal-e igi-bi-sze3 u3-sar i3-ak-e
Large axes were sharpened in front of Ur.
 
Q000380 383: gesz-gid2-da a2 me3-ke4 si bi2-ib-sa2-sa2-e-ne
The spears, the arms of battle, were prepared.
 
Q000380 384: {gesz}pan gal-gal {gesz}ilar {kusz}gurx(|E.TUM|){ur3}-ra tesz2 im-da-gu7-e
The large bows, throw-sticks and shields gathered together to strike.
 
Q000380 385: {gesz}ti zu2-ke4 muru9 szeg3-ga2-gin7 bar-ba mi-ni-in-si
The barbed arrows covered its outer side like a raining cloud.
 
Q000380 386: na4 gal-gal-e ni2-bi-a pu-u4-pa-ad im-mi-ib-za
Large stones fell toegether with great thuds.
 
Q000380 386A: u4 szu2-usz iri{ki}-ta im-hul-e mu-un-da-an-gi4-gi4
(1 ms. adds 1 line:) Daily the evil wind returned in the city.
 
Q000380 387: uri5{ki} ne3-bi-ta nir-gal2 gab2-gaz-e ba-gub
Ur, confident in its own strength, stood ready for the murderers.
 
Q000380 388: ug3-bi lu2-erim2-e a2 bi2-ib2-gar {gesz}tukul-e la-ba-su8-ge-esz
Its people, oppressed by the enemy, could not withstand their weapons.
 
Q000380 389: iri{ki} {gesz}tukul-e sag nu-szum2-mu-a sza3-gar-e im-us2
In the city, those who had not been felled by weapons succumbed to hunger.
 
Q000380 390: sza3-gar-e iri{ki} a-gin7 ba-e-si ga2-la nu-um-ta-dag-ge
Hunger filled the city like water, it would not cease.
 
Q000380 391: sza3-gar-e igi-bi im-gam-me-e sa-bi im-lu-gu2-ne
This hunger contorted people's faces, twisted their muscles.
 
Q000380 392: ug3-bi a-nigin2-na ba-e-si zi HAR i-ak-e
Its people were as if drowning in a pond, they gasped for breath.
 
Q000380 393: lugal-bi e2-gal ni2-te-na-ka zi gig mu-un-pa-an-pa-an
Its king breathed heavily in his own palace.
 
Q000380 394: nam-lu2-ulu3-bi {gesz}tukul ba-e-szub {gesz}tukul ki bi2-ib2-tag
Its people dropped their weapons, their weapons hit the ground.
 
Q000380 395: szu-bi gu2-bi-sze3 ba-szi-ib-ri-ri er2 mu-un-sze8-sze8-ne
They struck their necks with their hands and cried.
 
Q000380 396: ni2-bi-a ad mi-ni-ib-gi4-gi4 inim im-szar2-szar2-e-ne
They sought counsel with each other, they searched for clarification:
 
Q000380 397: me-li-e-a du11-ga-me nam-gu10 tah-me nam-gu10
“Alas, what can we say about it? What more can we add to it?
 
Q000380 398: en3-sze3-am3 ka garasz2-a-ka i-im-til-le-de3-en-de3-en
How long until we are finished off by this catastrophe?
 
Q000380 399: uri5{ki}-ma sza3-bi nam-usz2-am3 bar-bi nam-usz2-am3
Inside Ur there is death, outside it there is death.
 
Q000380 400: sza3-bi-a nig2 sza3-gar-ra-ka i-im-til-le-de3-en-de3-en
Inside it we are to be finished off by famine. Outside it we are to be finished off by Elamite weapons.
 
Q000380 401: bar-bi-a {gesz}tukul elam{ki}-ma-ka ga-nam ba-[e-til]-le-en-de3-en
In Ur the enemy oppresses us, oh, we are finished.”
 
Q000380 402: uri5{ki}-ma lu2-erim2-e a2 bi2-ib-gar ga-nam ba-til-e-de3-<en>-de3-en
In Ur the enemy oppresses us, oh, we are finished.”
 
Q000380 403: zi-bi murgu-bi-sze3 i3-ak-e gu3 tesz2-a bi2-in-se3-ge5-esz
The people took refuge (?) behind the city walls. They were united in fear.
 
Q000380 404: e2-gal a ba-szub-ba szu ba-e-la2-la2 {gesz}si-gar-bi bi2-in-bu-bu-usz
The palace that was destroyed by onrushing water was defiled, its doorbolts were torn out.
 
Q000380 405: elam{ki}-e a mah e3-a-gin7 gidim im-ma-ni-ib2-gar
Elam, like a swelling flood wave, left (?) only the ghosts.
 
Q000380 406: uri5{ki}-ma {gesz}tukul-e {dug}sahar2-gin7 sag gaz i3-ak-e
In Ur weapons smashed heads like clay pots.
 
Q000380 407: lu2-kar-ra-bi du10 nu-um-zil(NUN)-e bad3 za3-ga bi2-in-dab5-be2-esz
Its refugees were unable to flee, they were trapped inside the walls.
 
Q000380 407A: ku6 a-nigin2-na lu-ga-gin7 zi-bi in-tum3-tum3-mu-ne
(1 ms. adds 3 lines:) Like fish living in a pond, they tried to escape.
 
Q000380 407B: e2-kisz-nu-gal2 {d}nanna-ka lu2-erim2-e ba-e-dab5
The enemy seized the E-kiš-nu-gal of Nanna.
 
Q000380 407C: sig an-gar-bi dugud gal2-la-a re im-ze-er-ze-re-ne
They ripped out its heavy ...
 
Q000380 408: {uruda}alan uzugx(|AN.ZAG|)-ge si-a-bi gu2-guru5 ba-an-ne-esz
The statues that were in the shrine were cut down.
 
Q000380 409: {d}nin-i3-gara2 agrig mah-e |URUxGAR|-ma szu bi2-in-dag
The great stewardess Ninigara ran away from the storehouse.
 
Q000380 410: {gesz}gu-za-bi igi-bi-ta ba-e-szu2 sahar-ra ba-da-an-tusz
Its throne was cast down before it, she threw herself down into the dust.
 
Q000380 411: ab2 mah-bi si-musz3-bi ba-ra-an-dab5-be2-esz si-bi ba-ra-an-ku5
Its mighty cows with shining horns were captured, their horns were cut off.
 
Q000380 412: gu4 du7-du7-bi udu u2 gu7-a-bi {gesz}tukul-e ba-an-sag3-sag3
Its unblemished oxen and grass-fed sheep were slaughtered.
 
Q000380 412A: {gesz}geszimmar-gin7 gu2-gur5-ru ba-ab-du11 tesz2-bi ba-ra-an-kad4
(1 ms. adds 1 line:) They were cut down as date palms and were tied together.
 
Q000380 413: {gesz}geszimmar uruda nig2 kal-ga a2 nam-ur-sag-ga2
The palm-trees, strong as mighty copper, the heroic strength,
 
Q000380 414: {u2}|ZI&ZI.LAGAB|-gin7 ba-bu {u2}|ZI&ZI.LAGAB|-gin7 ba-ze2 ur2-ba ti mi-ni-ib-bala
were torn out like rushes, were plucked like rushes, their trunks were turned sideways.
 
Q000380 415: sag sahar-ra ki ba-ni-ib-u2-us2 lu2 zi-zi la-ba-tuku
Their tops lay in the dust, there was no one to raise them.
 
Q000380 416: {gesz}ze2-na-bi gu2 ba-an-guru5#-usz sag szu bi2-in-hu-hu-uz
The midribs of their palm fronds were cut off and their tops were burnt off.
 
Q000380 417: {gesz}a2-an zu2-lum-ma-bi pu2 du7-du7 ba-ra-an-BU-BU-de3-esz
Their date spadices that used to fall (?) on the well were torn out.
 
Q000380 418: gi-zi nab? ku3-ge mu2-a szu ba-e-la2-la2
The fertile reeds, which grew in the sacred ..., were defiled.
 
Q000380 419: gu2-un gal-gal-e mi-ni-in-gar-re-esz-a kur-re i3-il2-il2
The great tribute that they had collected was hauled off to the mountains.
 
Q000380 420: e2-e gesz-bur2 mah-bi ba-szub bad3-si-bi ba-gul
The house's great door ornament fell down, its parapet was destroyed.
 
Q000380 421: masz2-ansze zi-da gab2-bu-ba gu2-da la2-a-bi
The wild animals that were intertwined on its left and right
 
Q000380 422: ur-sag ur-sag-e gaz-a-gin7 igi-bi-ta ba-szu2
lay before it like heroes smitten by heroes.
 
Q000380 423: uszumgal ka du8-a pirig-ga2 ni2 guru3-gur3-ru-bi
Its gaping-mouthed dragons and its awe-inspiring lions
 
Q000380 424: am dab5-ba-gin7 saman-e bi2-in-szub-bu re ki-erim2-e ba-ab-de6
were pulled down with ropes like captured wild bulls and carried off to enemy territory.
 
Q000380 425: ki-tusz ku3 {d}nanna tir szim {gesz}erin-na-gin7 ir-si-im-bi ba-gul
The fragrance of the sacred seat of Nanna, formerly like a fragrant cedar grove, was destroyed.
 
Q000380 425A: a-sal-bar-bi ku3-sig17 {na4}za-gin3 ki x x-da du11-ga-a-bi
(1 ms. adds 1 line:) Its architrave ... gold and lapis lazuli.
 
Q000380 426: e2 u6 di-bi i3-du10-ga re u6 di-bi ba-gul
The glory of the house, whose glory was once so lovely, was extinguished.
 
Q000380 427: u4-gin7 kur-kur-ra im-si-a an-usan an-na-gin7 ba-e-du3
Like a storm that fills all the lands, it was built there like twilight in the heavens;
 
Q000380 428: {gesz}ig-bi mul?-an-na x-bi [...] du11-ga-ba
its doors adorned with the heavenly stars,
 
Q000380 429: {uruda}bulug gal-gal-e KA [...]-gi4-gi4 ba-ra-an-bu-bu-usz
its ... Great bronze latches ... were torn out.
 
Q000380 430: {kusz}a2-si-bi a-ba IM# [...] en3-bi-sze3 TUG2 PI [...] ba-ab-du11
Its hinges ... Together with its door fittings it (?) wept bitterly like a fugitive.
 
Q000380 431: {gesz}nu-kusz2-u3-bi-da lu2-kar-ra-gin7 er2 gig i3-sze8-sze8
The bolt, the holy lock and the great door were not fastened for it.
 
Q000380 432: {gesz}sag-kul {gesz}suhub4 ku3-ga {gesz}ig gal gu2 gid2-i nu-mu-na-ab-be2
The noise of the door being fastened had ceased;
 
Q000380 433: {gesz}ig gu2 gid2-da za-pa-ag2-bi ba-szub lu2 gu2 gid2-i la-ba-an-tuku
there was no one to fasten it.
 
Q000380 434: [...] x-ba-sze3 ba-la2-la2 sila dagal-la ni2-bi ba-ab-gar
The ... and was put out in the square.
 
Q000380 435: ki x x-da ki lugal gub-bu-na nidba-bi ba-kur2
The food offerings ... of his royal dining place were altered.
 
Q000380 436: ki? ku3-ba tigi2 szem5 {kusz}a2-la2-e gu3 nun nu-mu-ni-ib-be2
In its sacred place (?) the tigi(|BALAG.NAR|), šem and ala instruments did not sound.
 
Q000380 437: {gesz}tigi2 mah-ba er2? x [...]-si-a szer3 ku3 nu-mu-na-ab-be2
Its mighty tigi(|BALAG.NAR|) ... did not perform its sacred song.
 
Q000380 438: dub-la2-mah ki nam tar-re-de3 ka-inim-ma nu-gal2
There was no eloquence in the Dubla-maḫ, the place where oaths used to be taken.
 
Q000380 439: {gesz}gu-za ki di ku5-ru-bi nu-mu-un-gub di si nu-um-sa2-e
The throne was not set up at its place of judgment, justice was not administered.
 
Q000380 440: {d}alamusz-e {gesz}gidri ba-da-an-szub szu-ni gu4?-u4-gu4-u4
Alamuš threw down his sceptre, his hands trembling.
 
Q000380 441: a2-nu2-da ku3 {d}nanna-ka balag na-mu-un-tag-ge-ne
In the sacred bedchamber of Nanna musicians no longer played the balag drum.
 
Q000380 442: dub-szen ku3 lu2 igi nu-bar-re-dam erim2-e igi i-ni-in-bar
The sacred box that no one had set eyes upon was seen by the enemy.
 
Q000380 443: gesz-nu2 gi4-rin-na nu-um-gub u2 za-gin3 nu-mu-un-bara3
The divine bed was not set up, it was not spread with clean hay.
 
Q000380 444: {uruda}alan uzugx(|AN.ZAG|)-ge4 si-a-ba gu2-guru5 ba-an-ne-esz
The statues that were in the shrine were cut down.
 
Q000380 445: engiz ensi kiszib3-gal2-bi esz-da szu li-bi2-in-du7-usz
The cook, the dream interpreter, and the seal keeper did not perform the ceremonies properly.
 
Q000380 446: gu2 ki-sze3 gal2-la-ba ba-e-su8-su8-ge-esz kur2-re ba-ab-lah5-e-esz
They stood by submissively and were carried off by the foreigners.
 
Q000380 447: uz-ga ku3 szu-luh dadag-ga sza3-gada-la2-be2-e-ne
The priests of the holy uzga shrine and the sacred lustrations, the linen-clad priests,
 
Q000380 448: gesz-hur me ku3-ga ba-da-ha-lam-e iri kur2-sze3 ba-e-re7-esz
forsook the divine plans and sacred divine powers, they went off to a foreign city.
 
Q000380 449: {d}suen-e sza3 hul-la-ni a-a-ni-ir ba-szi-in-gen
In his grief Suen approached his father.
 
Q000380 450: igi a-a ugu-na {d}en-lil2-la2-sze3 du10 ki ba-ni-in-us2
He went down on his knee in front of Enlil, the father who begot him:
 
Q000380 451: a-a ugu-gu10 en3-tukum-sze3 nig2-ka9-gu10 igi erim2 mu-e-du8 en3-tukum-sze3 SAR
“O father who begot me, how long will the enemy eye be cast upon my account, how long ...?
 
Q000380 452: nam-en nam-lugal szum2-ma-za-am3 x mu-e-szi-de2?
he lordship and the kingship that you bestowed ...,
 
Q000380 453: a-a {d}en-lil2 lu2 a2 ag2-e du11-ga zi
Father Enlil, the one who advises with just words,
 
Q000380 454: inim ku3-zu kalam-ma [...]
the wise words of the Land ...,
 
Q000380 455: [di] nig2 kur2-zu sza3# [...]
your inimical judgment
 
Q000380 456: sza3 zu-mu-ug-ga i-zi-gin7 hu-luh-ha-za igi zi bar-mu-un-szi-ib
look into your darkened heart, terrifying like waves.
 
Q000380 457: a-a {d}en-lil2 nam mu-e-tar-ra |GA2xGAR| ba-ra-an-du8-du8
O Father Enlil, the fate that you have decreed cannot be explained,
 
Q000380 458: siki-pa nam-en-na suh kesz2-da-ga2
as for my hairstyle (?) of lordship and the diadem with which I was crowned.”
 
Q000380 459: u4 sikil mah luh-luh x x [...] x tug2-mu-dur7(BU)-ra mi-ni-in-mu4
... he put on a garment of mourning.
 
Q000380 460: {d}en-lil2-le dumu-ni {d}suen-ra inim zi mu-un-na-ab-be2
Enlil then provided a favourable response to his son Suen:
 
Q000380 461: dumu-gu10 iri nam-he2 giri17-zal sza-ra-da-du3-a bala-zu ba-szi-ib-tuku
“My son, the city built for you in joy and prosperity was given to you as your reign.
 
Q000380 462: iri{ki} gul bad3 gal bad3-si-bi se3-ge5 u3 ur5-re bala an-ga-am3
Destroying the city, overthrowing its great wall and battlements: all this too is part of that reign.
 
Q000380 463: sa2 mi-ri-ib-du11-ga bala u4 ge6-ge6-ga-bi-ir gal2-lu sza-ra-du11
... the black, black days of the reign that has been your lot.
 
Q000380 464: dur2-u3 re ki-tusz e2-temen-ni2-gur3-ru-za zi-de3-esz du3-du3-am3
As for dwelling in your home, the E-temen-ni-guru, that was properly built -
 
Q000380 465: uri5{ki} giri17-zal-la he2-en-du3 ug3 he2-en-szi-gam-e
- indeed Ur shall be rebuilt in splendour, the people shall bow down to you.
 
Q000380 466: ur2-bi-a nig2 he2-en-gal2 {d}|SZE.TIR| he2-eb2-da-tusz
There is to be bounty at its base, there is to be grain.
 
Q000380 467: pa-bi-a giri17-zal he2-en-gal2 {d}utu he2-en-da-hul2
There is to be splendour at its top, the sun shall rejoice there.
 
Q000380 468: {gesz}banszur-ba he2-gal2 {d}|SZE.TIR|-ka gu2-da he2-em-mi-ib-la2
Let an abundance of grain embrace its table.
 
Q000380 469: uri5{ki} iri an-ne2 nam tar-re ki-bi ha-ra-ab-gi4-gi4
May Ur, the city whose fate was pronounced by An, be restored for you.”
 
Q000380 470: {d}en-lil2-le gu3 zi de2-am3 gu2 an-sze3 he2-en-zi
Having pronounced his blessing, Enlil raised his head toward the heavens:
 
Q000380 471: {d}nanna-ra ma-da sig igi-nim-ma gu2 hu-mu-na-ab-diri
“May the land, south and highland, be organised for Nanna.
 
Q000380 472: {d}suen-ra kaskal kur-ra-ke4 si he2-en-na-sa2-e
May the roads of the mountains be set in order for Suen.
 
Q000380 473: muru9-gin7 ki us2-sa-a-gin7 szu mu-un-na-ga2-ga2
Like a cloud hugging the earth, they shall submit to him.
 
Q000380 474: inim du11-ga an {d}en-lil2-la2-kam szu zi he2-ga2-ga2
By order of An and Enlil it shall be conferred.”
 
Q000380 475: a-a {d}nanna iri{ki}-ni uri5{ki}-ma sag il2-la mu-un-gen
Father Nanna came into his city of Ur with head raised high.
 
Q000380 476: szul {d}suen e2-kisz-nu-gal2-la-sze3 im-ma-da-an-ku4-ku4
The youth Suen could enter again into the E-kiš-nu-gal.
 
Q000380 477: {d}nin-gal-e agrun ku3-ga-na ni2 mu-ni-ib-te-en-te-en
Ningal refreshed herself in her sacred living quarters.
 
Q000380 477A: uri5{ki}-ma e2-kisz-nu-gal2-la-na im-ma-da-an-ku4-ku4
(1 ms. adds 1 line:) In Ur she could enter again into her E-kiš-nu-gal.
 
Q000380 478: ki-ru-gu2 4(disz)-kam-ma
4th kirugu.
 
Q000380 479: iri{ki} lil2-la2-am3 sza3-bi a-sze-ra gi er2-ra ba-an-mu2
There is lamentation in the haunted city, mourning reeds grew there.
 
Q000380 480: sza3-bi a-sze-ra gi er2-ra ba-an-mu2
In its midst there is lamentation, mourning reeds grew there.
 
Q000380 481: ug3-bi a-sze-er-ra u4 mi-ni-ib-zal-zal-e
Its people spend their days in moaning.
 
Q000380 482: gesz-gi4-gal2-bi-im
Ĝišgigal.
 
Q000380 483: u4 gig-ga u4 gaba-zu zi-ga-ab u4 e2-za gi4-bi
O bitter storm, retreat, O storm, storm return to your home.
 
Q000380 484: u4 uru2 gul-gul u4 gaba-zu zi-ga-ab u4 e2-za gi4-bi
O storm that destroys cities, retreat, O storm, storm return to your home.
 
Q000380 485: u4 e2 gul-gul u4 gaba-zu zi-ga-ab u4 e2-za gi4-bi
O storm that destroys houses, retreat, O storm, storm return to your home.
 
Q000380 486: u4 ki-en-gi-ra ba-e-zal-la kur-re he2-eb-zal
Indeed the storm that blew on Sumer, blew also on the foreign lands.
 
Q000380 487: u4 ma-da ba-e-zal-la kur-re he2-eb-zal
Indeed the storm that blew on the land, blew on the foreign lands.
 
Q000380 488: kur ti-id-nu-um{ki}-ma-ka he2-eb-zal kur-re he2-eb-zal
It has blown on Tidnum, it has blown on the foreign lands.
 
Q000380 489: kur gu-ti-um{ki}-ma-ka he2-eb-zal kur-re he2-eb-zal
It has blown on Gutium, it has blown on the foreign lands.
 
Q000380 490: kur an-sza4-an{ki}-na-ka he2-eb-zal kur-re he2-eb-zal
It has blown on Anšan, it has blown on the foreign lands.
 
Q000380 491: an-sza4-an{ki}-e im-hul dal-la-gin7 szusz3 he2-ni-ib-su-su
It levelled Anšan like a blowing evil wind.
 
Q000380 492: sza3-gar lu2 nig2-hul he2-en-da-dab5 ug3 he2-em-szi-ib-gam-e
Famine has overwhelmed the evildoer; those people will have to submit.
 
Q000380 493: me an-na gesz-hur ug3 ge-ne2 an-ne2 nam-kur2-re
May An not change the divine powers of heaven, the divine plans for treating the people with justice.
 
Q000380 494: di ku5 ka-asz bar-re ug3 si sa2-sa2-e an-ne2 nam-kur2-re
May An not change the decisions and judgments to lead the people properly.
 
Q000380 495: kaskal kalam-ma-ke4 giri3 ga2-ga2 an-ne2 nam-kur2-re
To travel on the roads of the Land: may An not change it.
 
Q000380 496: an-ne2 {d}en-lil2-bi nam-kur2-ru-ne an-ne2 nam-kur2-re
May An and Enlil not change it, may An not change it.
 
Q000380 497: {d}en-ki {d}nin-mah-bi nam-kur2-ru-ne an-ne2 nam-kur2-re
May Enki and Ninmaḫ not change it, may An not change it.
 
Q000380 498: {i7}idigna {i7}buranun-na a-bi tum3-de3 an-ne2 nam-kur2-re
That the Tigris and Euphrates should again carry water: may An not change it.
 
Q000380 499: szegx(|IM.A|) an-na ki-a sze gu-nu an-ne2 nam-kur2-re
That there should be rain in the skies and on the ground speckled barley: may An not change it.
 
Q000380 500: i7 a-bi-da a-sza3 sze-bi-da an-ne2 nam-kur2-re
That there should be watercourses with water and fields with grain: may An not change it.
 
Q000380 501: ambar-ambar-re ku6 muszen tum3 an-ne2 <nam-kur2-re>
That the marshes should support fish and fowl: may An not change it.
 
Q000380 502: gesz-gi gi sumun gi henbur mu2-mu2-de3 an-ne2 nam-kur2-re
That old reeds and fresh reeds should grow in the reedbeds: may An not change it.
 
Q000380 503: an-ne2 {d}en-lil2-bi nam-kur2-ru-ne
May An and Enlil not change it.
 
Q000380 504: {d}en-ki {d}nin-mah-bi nam-kur2-ru-ne
May Enki and Ninmaḫ not change it.
 
Q000380 505: pu2-{gesz}kiri6 lal3 gesztin u3-tu
That the orchards should bear syrup and grapes,
 
Q000380 506: an-edin-na {gesz}masz2-gur2 u3-[tu]
that the high plain should bear the mašgurum tree,
 
Q000380 507: e2-gal-la zi su3-u4-gal2 [u3-tu]
that there should be long life in the palace,
 
Q000380 508: a-ab-ba he2-gal2 nig2 u3-tu an-[ne2] [nam-kur2-re]
that the sea should bring forth every abundance: may An not change it.
 
Q000380 509: ma-da ug3 lu-a sig igi-nim-ma an-[ne2] [nam-kur2-re]
The land densely populated from south to uplands: may An not change it.
 
Q000380 510: an-ne2 {d}en-lil2-bi nam-kur2-re-ne an-ne2 nam-kur2-re
May An and Enlil not change it, may An not change it.
 
Q000380 511: {d}en-ki {d}nin-mah-bi nam-kur2-re-ne [an]-ne2 nam-kur2-re
May Enki and Ninmaḫ not change it, may An not change it.
 
Q000380 512: iri du3-du3-a ug3 [szar2-szar2]-ra
That cities should be rebuilt, that people should be numerous,
 
Q000380 513: an ki nigin2-na ug3 sag se3-ga
hat in the whole universe the people should be cared for;
 
Q000380 514: {d}nanna nam-lugal-zu du10-ga-am3 [ki]-za gi4-ni-ib
O Nanna, your kingship is sweet, return to your place.
 
Q000380 515: uri5{ki} bala du10 nam-he2 u4 he2-ni-ib-su3-u4-de3
May a good abundant reign be long-lasting in Ur.
 
Q000380 516: ug3-bi u2-sal-la he2-eb-nu2 e-ne su3-u4 he2!(bi)-em-ak?
Let its people lie down in safe pastures, let them reproduce.
 
Q000380 517: a nam-lu2-ulu3 ba-tu11 KU-re egir3-re mu-lu er2 a-sze-re
O mankind ..., princess overcome by lamentation and crying!
 
Q000380 518: ki-ru-gu2 5(IA2)-kam-ma-am3
O Nanna! O your city! O your house! O your people!
5th kirugu.