Q000386 = CDLI Literary 000386 (Ur-Namma A) composite = P469688

 
Q000386 000: an lugal dingir-re-e-ne-ke4 in-sze3 ga-mu-un-dub2#
“I want to hurl insults at An, the king of the gods:
 
Q000386 001: [...]-ta kalam tesz2-a mi-ni-ib#-x
... entire land ...,
 
Q000386 002: [...]-in?#-sag3 e2-gal im-se3-se3
... struck, the palace was devastated.
 
Q000386 003: [...] sag#-ge6 tusz-a-ba ni2 ul4-la bi2-ib2#-te
... panic spread rapidly among the dwellings of the black-headed people.
 
Q000386 004: [(x)] x x x x ki-szub-ba-bi ki-en-gi-ra bi2-ib-gar
... abandoned places ... in Sumer.
 
Q000386 005: [(x)] nig2#-dagal-ba iri ba#-an-gul ug3-e ni2 bi2-in-te
... the cities were destroyed in their entirety; the people were seized with panic.
 
Q000386 006: uri5#{ki}-ma hul-gal2 im-szi-DU sipa zi ba-ra-ab-e3
Evil came upon Ur and made the trustworthy shepherd pass away.
 
Q000386 007: sipa# zi# ur-{d}namma# ba#-ra-ab-e3 sipa zi ba-ra-ab-e3
It made Ur-Namma, the trustworthy shepherd, pass away; it made the trustworthy shepherd pass away.
 
Q000386 008: an#-ne2 inim ku3-ga du3-a mu-un-kur2 sza3 AN x su3-ga-am3
Because An had altered his holy words completely, ... became empty,
 
Q000386 009: {d}en#-lil2-le nam tar-ra du3-a szu# lul [mi]-ni-ib-bala
and because, deceitfully, Enlil had completely changed the fate he decreed,
 
Q000386 010: {d}nin#-mah#-e x [x] x |LA2.A.BA|-na a-nir mu-un-ga2-ga2
Ninmaḫ began a lament in her ...
 
Q000386 011: {d}en-ki#-ke4# {gesz}ig# gal eridu{ki}-ga gu2-bi ba-an-gi4
Enki shut (?) the great door of Eridug.
 
Q000386 012: {d}nu-dim2#-mud# itima(|GA2xMI|)#{ma}-a-ka ba-an-ku4 sza3-ka-tab-ba ba-an-nu2
Nudimmud withdrew into his bedchamber and lay down fasting.
 
Q000386 013: inim x an-na-ka?# {d}nanna si-un3-na sag-ki ba-da-ni-in-gid2
At his zenith, Nanna frowned at the ... words of An.
 
Q000386 014: {d}utu an-na?# nu-um-e3-e u4-de3 i-si-isz im-la2
Utu did not come forth in the sky, and the day was full of sorrow.
 
Q000386 015: ama dumu-ni-sze3 hul ti-la-e
The mother, miserable because of her son,
 
Q000386 016: ama# lugal#-la ku3# {d}nin-sumun2-na a sza3-gu10 im-me
the mother of the king, holy Ninsumun, was crying: “Oh my heart!.”
 
Q000386 017: nam?# ur-{d}namma mu-un-tar-ra-sze3
Because of the fate decreed for Ur-Namma,
 
Q000386 018: mu# sipa zi ba-ra-ab-e3-a-sze3
because it made the trustworthy shepherd pass away,
 
Q000386 019: sila# dagal ki-a-ne-di gal2-la-ba er2# gig# i3-sze8-sze8
she was weeping bitterly in the broad square, which is otherwise a place of entertainment.
 
Q000386 020: nam-lu2-ulu3 x li-bi [...] x x u3 du10 nu-mu-un-ku-ku
Sweet sleep did not come to the people whose happiness ...;
 
Q000386 021: i-lu# sipa# zi ba-dab5-ba-na u4 mi-ni-ib-zal-e
they passed their time in lamentation over the trustworthy shepherd who had been snatched away.
 
Q000386 022: a#-esztub# i7#-da de2-a-bi ku3-gal2-bi ba-si
As the early flood was filling the canals, their canal-inspector was already silenced (?);
 
Q000386 023: [sze gu]-nu a-gar3-re mu2-a-bi# zi kalam-ma ba-su
the mottled barley grown on the arable lands, the life of the land, was inundated.
 
Q000386 024: [engar] gan2# zi-de3# gub-x-ni mu-na-ab-tur-re
To the farmer, the fertile fields planted (?) by him yielded little.
 
Q000386 025: [{d}en-ki-im-du lugal e pa5-ra-ke4] uri2#{ki}-ta?# e# pa5 ba-da-an-kar
Enkimdu, the lord of levees and ditches, took away the levees and ditches from Ur.
 
Q000386 026: NA? [...] x x x PI x [...] x ki bi2-in-tag
...
 
Q000386 027: umusz [(...)] kalam-ma [u2]-gu# im-ma-an-de2?# u2 nir-gal2 ba-su3
As the intelligence and ... of the Land were lost, fine food became scarce.
 
Q000386 028: edin-edin-e u2 sa6?#-[ga] nu-mu-un#-mu2# u2-a-nir ba-an-mu2
The plains did not grow lush grass any more, they grew the grass of mourning.
 
Q000386 029: ab2-e?# x [...] mu-un-x tur3 x-bi ba-gul
he cows ..., their ... cattle-pen has been destroyed.
 
Q000386 030: amar ab2-szilam#-[...] mur# gig#-ga#-bi im-sza4
The calves ... their cows bleated bitterly.
 
Q000386 031: sipa ku3-zu [...] x A [...] x a2? nu#-[mu]-da-an-ag2-e
The wise shepherd ... does not give orders any more.
 
Q000386 032: me3 szen#-[szen-na ...] A SI A# ba#-da-ab#-tab?#-e?#
... in battle and combat.
 
Q000386 033: lugal ka-mud-gal2 ki#-en#-gi-ra# [me-te ukken-na]
The king, the advocate of Sumer, the ornament of the assembly,
 
Q000386 034: ur-{d}namma ka-mud#-gal2# ki-en-[gi-ra me]-te?# ukken-na
Ur-Namma, the advocate of Sumer, the ornament of the assembly,
 
Q000386 035: mas-su ki#-en#-gi#-ra#-ke4#? [(...) i3]-nu2 tu-ra-am3
the leader of Sumer, ... lies sick.
 
Q000386 036: szu-ni dab5#-ba# nu-mu-un#-dab5?# in-nu2 tu-ra-am3
His hands which used to grasp cannot grasp any more, he lies sick.
 
Q000386 037: giri3#-[ni] x (x) nu-um-un-da-dib?# i3-nu2 tu-ra-am3
His feet ... cannot step any more, he lies sick.
 
Q000386 038: [...] x x IM x USZ [...] sag?# ME ba-BU
...
 
Q000386 039: sipa zi lugal# gir2 gal ki-en-gi-ra-ke4
The trustworthy shepherd, king, the sword of Sumer,
 
Q000386 040: [ur-{d}namma] lugal kalam-ma-ke4 e2-sumur-ra ba-an-te
Ur-Namma, the king of the Land, was taken to the ... house.
 
Q000386 041: uri2#[{ki}]-ma# im-te ur-{d}namma e2-zu2-ra-ah-a# x-ku4
He was taken to Ur; the king of the Land was brought into the ... house.
 
Q000386 042: sag-ku3-gal2# e2-gal-a-na i3-nu2
The proud one lay in his palace.
 
Q000386 043: ur-{d}namma lu2 erin2-e ki ag2-ga2 gu2 nu-mu-un-da-zi-ge
Ur-Namma, he who was beloved by the troops, could not raise his neck any more.
 
Q000386 044: igi-gal2 [x x]-ra i3-nu2 gesz-la2-bi im-DU
The wise one ... lay down; silence descended.
 
Q000386 045: tesz2 kalam-ma-ka ba-szub{ub} hur-sag-gin7 ba-gul
As he, who was the vigour of the Land, had fallen, the Land became demolished like a mountain;
 
Q000386 046: tir# [ha-szu]-ur2#-ra-gin7 im-ma-su3 me-dim2-bi ba-kur2
like a cypress forest it was stripped, its appearance changed.
 
Q000386 047: {gesz}taskarin!(SZE3)-gin7 ki-[tusz giri17-zal]-la#-na gig4 mu-ni-in-gar-re-esz
As if he were a boxwood tree, they put axes against him in his joyous dwelling place.
 
Q000386 048: {gesz}erin duru5-gin7 e2#-gal#-[la] nu2#-a mu-ni-in-bala-bala-e-ne
As if he were a sappy cedar tree, he was uprooted in the palace where he used to sleep (?).
 
Q000386 049: ki-nu2 gidlam(|MUNUS.USZ.DAM|)-a-ni# ba#-[x (x)] x x u18-lu-da ba-da-dul
His spouse ... resting place;
 
Q000386 050: szesz#-a#-ni-da dam-a-ni-gin7# gu2-da?# am3-mi-ib-la2
... was covered by a storm; it embraced it like a wife her sweetheart (?).
 
Q000386 051: u4 du11#-ga-ni sa2 mu-ni-ib?#-du11 a-la-na ba-ra-e3#
His appointed time had arrived, and he passed away in his prime.
 
Q000386 052: siskur2# nig2 du10-ga la-ba-an-tag-ge szu gig ba-ni-x-[gid2]
His (?) pleasing sacrifices were no longer accepted; they were treated as dirty (?).
 
Q000386 053: kadra(|NIG2.SZA3.A|)-ni {d}a-nun-na-ke4-ne inim im-ma-an-gi4#-[x]
The Anuna gods refused his gifts.
 
Q000386 054: an musz3?#-am3# x la#-ba#-e#-gub# u4-bi la-ba-ni-ib-si
An did not stand by an “It is enough", and he could not complete his (?) days.
 
Q000386 055: inim {d}en#-lil2-la2 du11-ga-sze3 ur5 zi#-zi# la-ba-gal2
Because of what Enlil ordered, there was no more rising up;
 
Q000386 056: nam?#-[lu2]-ulu3?#-ni ki ba-ag2-ga2-bi igi-gal2-bi ba-kur2
his beloved men lost their wise one.
 
Q000386 057: x [(x)]-la lu2 nu-zu-u3-e-ne i-im-bala-bala-e-ne
Strangers turned into (?) ...
 
Q000386 058: a-gin7# ki#-lul#-la ur-{d}namma dug gaz-gin7 a-ba-ni-in-tak4-asz
How iniquitously Ur-Namma was abandoned, like a broken jar!
 
Q000386 059: x [(x)]-a-ni |IM.U4| sir2-da-gin7 gal-bi im-szi-DU
His ... with grandeur like (?) thick clouds (?).
 
Q000386 060: x [x x (x)] nu-ga2-ga2-a nig2 sza3-ge szu nu-gid2-i im-me
He does not ... any more, and he does not reach out for ...
 
Q000386 061: x x x ur#-{d}namma me-li-e-a nam-gu10
... Ur-Namma, alas, what is it to me?
 
Q000386 062: a-ra-li ki sag-ki kalam-ma-sze3
To Arali, the pre-eminent place of the Land,
 
Q000386 063: ur-{d}namma dumu {d#}nin-sumun2-ka hi-li-na ba-da-de6
Ur-Namma, the son of Ninsumun, was brought in his prime.
 
Q000386 064: erin2 lugal-da i3#-re7(|DU&DU|)-esz-a er2 mu-da-ab-us2-e
The soldiers accompanying the king shed tears:
 
Q000386 065: dilmun{ki}-gin7 kur# ki nu-zu-na {gesz}ma2-bi ba-da-ab-su
their boat (i.e. Ur-Namma) was sunk in a land as foreign to them as Dilmun.
 
Q000386 066: SZU# MIN GAG E-E SZE3 ba-da-ab-ku5
... was cut.
 
Q000386 067: {gesz}gisal {gesz}gi-musz {gesz}zi-gan gal2-la-bi gu2-guru5 ba-ab-du11
It was stripped of the oars, punting poles and rudder which it had.
 
Q000386 068: {gesz}x [x (x)]-na DUB ba-da-tab {gesz}sag-kul-bi ba-ku5
...; its bolt was broken off.
 
Q000386 069: {gesz}x [x (x)] A# IGI MIN? SU ba-da-gar sahar ses-a ba-gub
... was put aside; it stood (?) in saltpetre.
 
Q000386 070: lugal x [ansze]-ni ba-da-dur2-ru ansze ki mu-un-di-ni-ib-tum2
His donkeys were to be found with the king; they were buried with him.
 
Q000386 071: ur-{d}namma# (x) ansze-ni ba-<da-dur2-ru ansze ki mu-un-di-ni-ib-tum2>
His donkeys were to be found with Ur-Namma; they were buried with him.
 
Q000386 072: gesz?# x kalam-ma-ke4 ba-da-bala tesz2 kalam-ma ba-kur2
As he crossed over the ... of the Land, the Land was deprived of its ornament.
 
Q000386 073: kaskal# [kur]-ra in-di3 su3-ga-am3
The journey to the nether world is a desolate route.
 
Q000386 074: lugal#-[da] {gesz}gigir ba-da-szu2 har-ra-an im-ma-da-suh3 szu nu-um-ma-nigin2-nigin2
Because of the king, the chariots were covered over, the roads were thrown into disorder, no one could go up and down on them.
 
Q000386 075: [ur-{d}namma-da] {gesz}gigir ba-da-szu2 har-ra-an im-ma-da-suh3 szu nu-um-ma-nigin2-nigin2
ecause of Ur-Namma, the chariots were covered over, the roads were thrown into disorder, no one could go up and down on them.
 
Q000386 076: i3#-du8# gal# kur#-ra 7(disz)-bi nig2-ba ba-ab-szum2-mu
He presented gifts to the seven chief porters of the nether world.
 
Q000386 077: lugal mu tuku ba-ug5-ge-esz-a
As the famous kings who had died
 
Q000386 078: iszib lu2-mah# nin-dingir ug5-ga masz2-e ba-dab5-ba
and the dead išib priests, lumaḫ priests, and nindigir priestesses, all chosen by extispicy,
 
Q000386 079: lugal gen-na-ni ug3 mu-un-zu-usz kur-ra za-pa-ag2 mu-un-gar
announced the king's coming to the people, a tumult arose in the nether world.
 
Q000386 080: ur-{d}namma gen-na-ni <ug3 mu-un-zu-usz kur-ra za-pa-ag2 mu-un-gar>
As they announced Ur-Namma's coming to the people, a tumult arose in the nether world.
 
Q000386 081: lugal-e gu4 im-ma-ab-gaz-e udu im-ma-ab-szar2-re
The king slaughtered numerous bulls and sheep,
 
Q000386 082: ur-{d}namma geszbun gal-gal-la ba-szi-in-dur2-ru-ne-esz
Ur-Namma seated the people at a huge banquet.
 
Q000386 083: u2 kur-ra ses-am3 a kur-ra mun4-na-am3
The food of the nether world is bitter, the water of the nether world is brackish.
 
Q000386 085: lugal-e nidba kur-ra-ke4 gesz im-ma-ab-tag#-ge#
so the king presented the offerings of the nether world,
 
Q000386 086: ur-{d}namma nidba kur-ra-ke4 gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
Ur-Namma presented the offerings of the nether world:
 
Q000386 087: gu4 du7 masz2 du7 udu niga en-na ab-lah4-a
as many faultless bulls, faultless kids, and fattened sheep as could be brought.
 
Q000386 088: {gesz}mitum2 {gesz}pan gal e2-mar-uru5 {gesz}gag-pan gir2 zu2 galam
A mace, a large bow with quiver and arrows, an artfully made barbed dagger,
 
Q000386 089: {kusz}lu-ub2 gun3-a ib2-ba gal2-la-ba
and a multicoloured leather bag for wearing at the hip.
 
Q000386 090: {d}nergal {d}en-lil2 kur-ra-ra
to Nergal, the Enlil of the nether world,
 
Q000386 091: sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
 
Q000386 092: gesz-gid2-da {kusz}lu-ub2 dag-si ak-a i-mi-tum pirig an-na
A spear, a leather bag for a saddle-hook, a heavenly lion-headed imitum mace,
 
Q000386 093: {kusz}gurx(|E.TUM|){ur3} ki us2-sa a2 nam-ur-sag-ga2
a shield resting on the ground, a heroic weapon,
 
Q000386 094: za#-ha-da nig2 ki ag2 {d}eresz-ki-gal-la
and a battle-axe, an implement beloved of Ereškigala,
 
Q000386 095: {d#}gilgamesz3 lugal kur-ra-ke4
to Gilgameš, the king of the nether world,
 
Q000386 096: sipa# ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
 
Q000386 097: x kesz2-da i3 ba-ni-in-de2-a bur szagan szu du7-a
A ... which he filled with oil, a šagan bowl of perfect make,
 
Q000386 098: tug2 dugud {tug2}zulumhi {tug2}pala3 nam-nin-a
a heavy garment, a long-fleeced garment, a queenly pala robe,
 
Q000386 099: x x (x) x x SAR dalla me kur-ra
... the divine powers of the nether world,
 
Q000386 100: {d}eresz#-ki#-gal# ama# {d#}nin#-a#-zu-ra
to Ereškigala, the mother of Ninazu,
 
Q000386 101: sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-la-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to her.
 
Q000386 102: udu x [x x (x)] x [x x] gal?# kur# [...]
a ... sheep, ..., mountain ...,
 
Q000386 103: gidri ku3-sig17# nam-en-na szu za-gin3-sze3 x x
a lordly golden sceptre, ... a shining hand,
 
Q000386 104: {d}dumu-zi dam ki ag2 {d}inanna-ra
to Dumuzid, the beloved husband of inanna,
 
Q000386 105: sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-la-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
 
Q000386 105A: [tu-di]-tum# ku3-sig17 ku3-babbar [...]
(1 ms. adds:) He ... a gold and silver ...,
 
Q000386 105B: [...] {na4#}za-gin3 ba-da-ra# [...]
a lapis-lazuli ..., and a ... pin
 
Q000386 105C: [{d}]dim3#-pi#-ku3-ge x [...]
to Dimpikug ...
 
Q000386 106: gil-sa szu du7-a har ku3-sig17 ma2-gur8 BI x se3?-ga
perfectly wrought jewellery, a golden ring cast (?) as a ... barge,
 
Q000386 107: {na4}gug ku3? nig2# gaba dingir-re-e-ne
pure cornelian stone fit to be worn on the breasts of the gods.
 
Q000386 108: {d}nam-tar lu2 nam tar-tar-ra-ra
to Namtar, who decrees all the fates,
 
Q000386 109: sipa ur-{d}namma#-ke4 e2#-gal#-a#-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
 
Q000386 110: dub-<szen> szu [za]-gin3# [(x)] nig2-nam irigal-a-ke4
a chest (?) with a lapis-lazuli handle, containing (?) everything that is essential in the underworld,
 
Q000386 111: {gesz}kirid ku3# {na4#}za#-[gin3] szu# tag-ga {gesz}ga-rig2 nam#-munus-a
a silver hair clasp adorned with lapis-lazuli, and a comb of womanly fashion
 
Q000386 112: {d}husz-bi-sa6 dam {d}nam-tar-ra#-ra#
to Ḫušbisag, the wife of Namtar,
 
Q000386 113: sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2#-gal-a-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to her.
 
Q000386 114: {gesz}nig2-szu umbin x-bi ku3-sig17-ta gun3-a
a chariot with ... wheels sparkling with gold,
 
Q000386 115: ansze KI {ansze}niskum(PIRIG) x [...] x x x x
... donkeys, thoroughbreds,
 
Q000386 116: ansze ur2 gun3-gun3 [...] x
... donkeys with dappled thighs, ...,
 
Q000386 117: sipa mu6-sub3 A [...] x ab#-us2-e
followed ... by a shepherd and a herdsman,
 
Q000386 118: szul ur-sag {d#}nin-gesz-zi-da-ra
to the valiant warrior Ningišzida,
 
Q000386 119: sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4# e2-gal-a-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
 
Q000386 120: {na4}kiszib za-gin3 ba-da-ra i3-la2-a
A lapis-lazuli seal hanging from a pin,
 
Q000386 121: tu-di-da ku3-sig17 ku3-babbar sag-bi alim-ma
and a gold and silver toggle-pin with a bison's head.
 
Q000386 122: {d}dim3-pi-me-ku3-ge za3-ga-na gub-bu-ne mu-na#-ab-szum2-mu#
He gave to {Dimpimekug}, who stands by his side.
 
Q000386 123: {tug2}sagszu gesztu2 mah lu2 zu gesz-nu11-gal
a headdress with the august ear-pieces (?) of a sage, made of alabaster,
 
Q000386 124: gi-dub-ba za3-bar-ra nig2 nam-dub-sar-ra#-ke4
a ... stylus, the hallmark of the scribe,
 
Q000386 125: esz2-gan2 za#-gin3 gi-1(disz)-nindan x x
a surveyor's gleaming line, and the measuring rod ...
 
Q000386 126: gidlam(|MUNUS.USZ.DAM|)#-a-ni nin#-da#-zi#-mu2#-[a]
o his spouse, Ninazimua,
 
Q000386 127: dub-[sar mah dumu] [a]-ra-li-[ra]
the august scribe, denizen of Arali,
 
Q000386 128: [sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge]
in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to her
 
Q000386 129: [...] x x [...]
...
 
Q000386 130: [...] x A BI [(...)] x
...
 
Q000386 131: [...] x x gal kur-ra# x mu#-na#-da-ab-szum2?#-mu#
the great ... of the nether world, he gave
 
Q000386 132: [lugal-e] nidba?# kur-ra-ke4 si bi2-in-sa2-a-ta
after the king had presented properly the offerings of the nether world,
 
Q000386 133: [ur-{d}namma-ke4] nidba?# kur-ra-ke4 si bi2-in-sa2-a-ta
after Ur-Namma had presented properly the offerings of the nether world,
 
Q000386 134: [...] irigal-la-ke4-ne
the ... of the underworld,
 
Q000386 135: x [...] x szu2-ke4#-ne
the ...,
 
Q000386 136: ur-{d}namma bara2 gal kur-ra-ke4 mu-ni-ib-tusz-u3-ne
seated Ur-Namma on a great dais of the nether world
 
Q000386 137: kur-ra ki-tusz# mu-na-ga2-ga2-ne
and set up a dwelling place for him in the nether world.
 
Q000386 138: inim du11-ga {d}eresz-ki-gal-la-ka-ta
At the command of Ereškigala
 
Q000386 139: erin2 {gesz}tukul x en-na ba-ug5-ga
all the soldiers who had been killed by weapons
 
Q000386 140: lu2 nam-tag-ga# en-na ba-zu#-x-a
and all the men who had been found guilty
 
Q000386 141: lugal-la szu-ni-sze3 im#-ma-ab-szum2-mu-ne
were given into the king's hands.
 
Q000386 142: ur-{d}namma ki-bi-sze3 x [x (x)] x-esz IM# x x x [(...)]
Ur-Namma was ...,
 
Q000386 143: szesz ki ag2-ga2-ni {d}gilgamesz3#-[da]
so with Gilgameš, his beloved brother,
 
Q000386 144: e-ne di kur-ra i3-ku5#-de3 ka-asz kur-ra i3#-bar#-re
he will issue the judgments of the nether world and render the decisions of the nether world.
 
Q000386 145: u4 7(disz) u4 1(u)-am3 ba-zal-la-ba
After seven days, 10 days had passed,
 
Q000386 146: lugal-gu10 i-si-isz ki-en-gi-ra-ke4 sa2 nam-ga-mu#-ni-ib-du11
lamenting for Sumer overwhelmed my king,
 
Q000386 147: ur-{d}namma i-si-isz ki-en-gi-ra-ke4 sa2 nam-ga-mu#-ni-ib-du11
lamenting for Sumer overwhelmed Ur-Namma.
 
Q000386 148: bad3 uri2{ki}-ma nu#-mu-un-til-la-ni
That he could not complete the wall of Ur;
 
Q000386 149: e2-gal gibil na-mu-un-du3-a-ni nu-mu-un-hul2-hul2-la#-ni
that he could no longer enjoy the new palace he had built;
 
Q000386 150: sipa-de3 e2-a-ni sag li-bi2-in-ak-ni
that he, the shepherd, could no longer ... his household (?);
 
Q000386 151: dam-a-ni ur2-ra-na a-la nu-mu-un-gi4-a-ni
that he could no longer bring pleasure to his wife with his embrace;
 
Q000386 152: dumu-ni du10-ba-na li-bi2-in-pesz-a-ni
that he could not bring up his sons on his knees;
 
Q000386 153: nin9# di4#-di4 nu#-mu-un-bulug3-bulug3-e-ne hi-li nu#-mu#-un#-til#-a#-ni#
that he would never see in their prime the beauty of their little sisters who had not yet grown up -
 
Q000386 154: lugal#-gu10# sza3#-ga-ni im-si er2 gig# [...]
- my king's heart was full of tears, he ... bitterly.
 
Q000386 155: sipa zi i-lu nig2#-me-gar ni2-te-na mi-[...]
The trustworthy shepherd ... a heart-rending lament for himself:
 
Q000386 156: ge26-e nig2 ne#-e ba-ak-a-gu10
I, who have been treated like this,
 
Q000386 157: dingir-re-ne#-er mu-ne-gub-bu-nam ki#-ur3 mu-ne-gal2
served the gods well, set up chapels for them.
 
Q000386 158: {d}a-[nun]-na#-ke4-ne he2-gal2-la pa mu-ne-e3-a
I have created evident abundance for the Anuna gods.
 
Q000386 159: gesz-nu2# u2 za-gin3 bara3-ga-ba gil-sa mu-ne-gar-ra#-gu10#
I have laid treasures on their beds strewn with fresh herbs.
 
Q000386 160: dingir# ki-ga2 la-ba-e-gub sza3-gu10 la-ba-ni-ib-sed
Yet no god stood by me and soothed my heart.
 
Q000386 161: [x]-me-en nig2 geszkim sa6-ga-gu10 an-gin7 mu-ne-su3-u4
Because of them, anything that could have been a favourable portent for me was as far away from me as the heavens,
 
Q000386 162: [(x)] u4#-da gub-ba sa2-a-ga2 a-na szu ba-ni-ti
the ... What is my reward for my eagerness to serve during the days?
 
Q000386 163: ge6#-da gub-ba u3 nu-ku-ga2-a u4 im-ma-ni-til
My days have been finished for serving them sleeplessly during the night!
 
Q000386 164: [me]-li#-e-a szeg12 uri2{ki}-ma-sze3 szu nu-um-ma-nigin2-nigin2
Now, just as the rain pouring down from heaven cannot turn back,
alas, nor can I turn back to brick-built Ur.”
 
Q000386 165: a2?#-sze gidlam(|MUNUS.USZ.DAM|)-gu10 <nu>-mu-un-su#-am3
“Alas, my wife has become a widow (?)!
 
Q000386 166: [i]-lu# a-nir nig2 gig-ga-a u4 mi-ni-ib#-zal-zal-e
She spends the days in tears and bitter laments.
 
Q000386 168: usu gal2?#-la-gu10! ni2#-ba# til-la# [...]
My strength has ebbed away ...
 
Q000386 169: ur-sag-me-en# szu# nam#?-tar#?-ra# x a# gig# [...]
The hand of the fate demon ... bitterly me, the hero.
 
Q000386 170: am-gin7 x [...] x GI? szub-ba-gu10 du10 la-ba-x [...]
Like a cow ...
 
Q000386 171: gu4 mah-gin7 [...] x ses-ga2 ba-[...]
Like a wild bull ...
 
Q000386 172: {gesz}isimu3{sar}-gin7? x [(...)] x x ku3?#-ga ba-szi-x [...]
Like an offshoot ...
 
Q000386 173: ansze-gin7 IGI [(...)] x sa6?#-ga-gu10-sze3# ba-ug5#-ge#-x
Like an ass ... I died.
 
Q000386 174: gidlam(|MUNUS.USZ.DAM|) x (x)-gu10 ma-ab?-hul szi-in-TU-ra-x
... my ... wife ...
 
Q000386 175: i-lu a-nir# nig2 gig-ga-a u4 mi-ni-ib-zal-zal-e
She spends the days in tears and bitter laments.
 
Q000386 176: udug# sa6#-ga-ni bar-ta ba-da-gub
Her kind protective god has left her;
 
Q000386 177: {d}[lamma] sa6#-ga-ni sag-ga2-na# li-bi2-in-ha-za
her kind protective goddess does not care for her any more.
 
Q000386 178: {d}nin#-sumun2-na-ke4 a2 mah-a-ni sag-ga2-na li-bi2-in-ge-en
Ninsumun no longer rests her august arm firmly on her head.
 
Q000386 179: {d}nanna# en {d}dili{im2}-babbar szu-ta nu-un-ri
Nanna, Lord Ašimbabbar, no longer leads (?) her by the hand.
 
Q000386 180: {d}en-ki lugal eridu{ki}-ga x-ra ba-ra-ta-an-e3
Enki, the lord of Eridug, does not ...
 
Q000386 181: GIR-GIR-a-ni im-ma-ni-in-si-ig inim szu nu-mu-un-di-ni-ib-gi4
Her ... has been silenced (?), she can no longer answer.
 
Q000386 182: {gesz}ma2-gin7 tu15 sumur-ra ba-ra-ab-diri {gesz}dimgul nu-mu-na-kal
She is cast adrift like a boat in a raging storm; the mooring pole has not been strong enough for her.
 
Q000386 183: ansze edin-na-gin7 pu2 hul ba-an-tum2-mu-da? szu dugud lu2 mu-un-gar
Like a wild ass lured (?) into a perilous pit she has been treated heavy-handedly.
 
Q000386 184: pirig#-gin7 a-RU-ub-ba ba-szub-ba en-nu lu2 mu-un-du3
Like a lion fallen into a pitfall, a guard has been set up for her.
 
Q000386 185: ur-gin7 {gesz}az-la2-e mu-un-dab5 me-a lu2 mu-un-gar
Like a dog kept in a cage, she is silenced.
 
Q000386 186: {d}utu di x x gesz nu-um-mi-in-la2 a lugal#-gu10 mu-un-si
Utu ... does not pay heed to the cries “Oh my king” overwhelming her.”
 
Q000386 187: tigi(|BALAG.NAR|) a-da#-ab gi-gid2 za-am-za-am-gu10 a-nir?#-ra mu-da-an-ku4
“My tigi(|BALAG.NAR|), adab, flute and zamzam songs have been turned into laments because of me.
 
Q000386 188: gesz-gu3-di e2 nam#-nar#-ra-ka za3 e2-gar8-e i-ni-in-us2
The instruments of the house of music have been propped against the wall.
 
Q000386 189: {gesz}gu-za hi-li-bi nu-mu#-til#-la#-gu10
Instead of my throne whose beauty was endless,
 
Q000386 190: sahar pu2-sag-ga2-ka# lu2 im-mi#-[x x] x
I have been made to ... in a soil-filled pit
 
Q000386 191: gesz#-nu2# ki#-nu2# TUR-bi nu-mu-un-[til]-la#-gu10#
Instead of my bed, the sleeping place whose ... was endless,
 
Q000386 192: edin bar su3-ga-ka lu2 im-mi-in-nu2-u3-da
I have been made to lie down in the open, desolate steppe
 
Q000386 193: me-li-e-a dam-gu10 er2-ra dumu-gu10 a-nir-ra
My wife and my children are in tears and wailing
 
Q000386 194: lu2 nig2 du11-ga-ga2 i-lu balag di-gin7 he2-na-du12-usz
My people whom I used to command (?) sing like lamentation
 
Q000386 195: u4 ur5-gin7 im-ma-ab-ak-a-gu10
and dirge singers because of her (?)
 
Q000386 196: sag-kal {d}inanna nin me3-a di-ga2 nu-mu-un-ti
While I was so treated, foremost inanna, the warlike lady, was not present at my verdict.
 
Q000386 197: {d}en-lil2-le kur-kur-ra inim gal-gal-sze3 kig2#-gi4#-a# bi2#-in-gi4
Enlil had sent her as a messenger to all the foreign lands concerning very important matters.”
 
Q000386 198: ki#-bi#-ta# igi-ni gar-ra#-ni#
When she had turned her gaze away from there,
 
Q000386 199: {d}inanna e2-kur za-gin3-sze3 sun5-na-bi mu-un-[ku4]
inanna humbly entered the shining E-kur,
 
Q000386 200: sag-ki husz {d}en-lil2-la2-ka igi dub2-dub2-bu x [(x)]
she ... at Enlil's fierce brow.
 
Q000386 201: nin gal e2-an-na gam#-ma-ni nam-ma-da-ra-ta#-[x]
(Then Enlil said:) “Great lady of the E-ana, once someone has bowed down, he cannot ... (?) any more;
 
Q000386 202: sipa zi e2-an-na-ta mu-un-e3 igi nu-mu-ni-in#-[du8]
the trustworthy shepherd left E-ana, you cannot see him any more.”
 
Q000386 203: nin-gu10 a [x] x a ba ug3-ga2 mu-un-[...] [x] x a ba
My lady ... among the people {...}
 
Q000386 204: {d}inanna u4 husz dumu gal {d}suen-na A x x x (x)-ga
hen inanna, the fierce storm, the eldest child of Suen, ...,
 
Q000386 205: an i3-dub2-be2 ki# i3#-sag3-ge
made the heavens tremble, made the earth shake.
 
Q000386 206: {d}inanna-ke4 tur3 im-gul-e amasz im-tab-e
inanna destroyed cattle-pens, devastated sheepfolds, saying:
 
Q000386 208: {d}en-lil2-le sag mu-da-an-zi-ga?# inim-bi a-ba mu-un-kur2
Who can change the matter, if Enlil elevates someone?
 
Q000386 209: an lugal inim mah du11-ga-ni inim-bi# a#-ba mu-un-kur2
Who can change the import of the august words uttered by An, the king?
 
Q000386 210: gesz-hur kalam-ma he2-me-a-gub-ba sag ba-ra#-ba#-an#-us2-sa
If there are divine ordinances imposed on the Land, but they are not observed,
 
Q000386 211: ki u4 e3 dingir-re-e-ne-sze3 nam-he2-gal2?-bi# nu-gal2
there will be no abundance at the gods's place of sunrise
 
Q000386 212: ge6-par3 ku3 esz3 e2-an-na-gu10 hur-sag-[gin7] mu-un-gi4?#-esz
My holy gipar, the shrine E-ana, has been barred up {like (?) a mountain}
 
Q000386 213: sipa-gu10 hi-li-a-ni nu-usz-ma-an-ku4#-ku4 ge26-e ba-ra-ku4-ku4-de3-en
If only my shepherd could enter before me in it in his prime - {I will not enter it otherwise!}
 
Q000386 214: kal-ga-gu10 u2-szim-gin7 edin-na# nu-usz-ma-da-mu2-am3
If only my strong one could grow for me like greenery in the desert.
 
Q000386 215: ma2 i7-da-gin7 kar si-ga-na nu-usz-ma-da-gi-na si-ga-na
If only he could hold steady for me like a river boat at its calm mooring.”
 
Q000386 216: {d}inanna-ke4 i#-lu-ni he2-kur-ku-ku
This is how inanna {gave vent (?) to a lament over him}
 
Q000386 217: [en] [{d}nin-gesz]-zi?#-da?#-ke4# [...] x-na? he2-em-mi-in-kal-ge
Lord Ningišzida ...
 
Q000386 218: ur-{d}namma x (x) [...] ba-ug5-ga-gu10
Ur-Namma, my ... who was killed,
 
Q000386 219: [...] a-na [...]-an-la2
...
 
Q000386 220: [er2 1(disz)]-e# a-nir 1(disz)-e
Among tears and laments, ...
 
Q000386 221: [...] [ur-{d}namma]-ra?# nam mu-ni-ib-tar-re
... decreed a fate for Ur-Namma:
 
Q000386 222: [(x)] [ur]-{d}namma# x [...]-ge?#-en mu mah-zu he2-pa3
“Ur-Namma ..., your august name will be called upon.
 
Q000386 223: gidri?# ku3? sig-ta igi-nim#-[sze3 ...] mu#-un#-na-an-tuku-tuku
From the south to the uplands, ... the holy sceptre.
 
Q000386 224: e2-gal-zu-sze3 ki-en-gi [...]-pa3-de3-esz
Sumer ... to your palace.
 
Q000386 225: i7 ba-al-la-zu [...] x-zu
The canals which you have dug, the ... which you have ...,
 
Q000386 226: a-gar3 gal-gal mah bi2-gi4#-[(...)]-a-zu
the large and grand arable tracts which you have ...,
 
Q000386 227: gesz-gi a-ta im#-[ta-ab]-e11#-a-zu
the reedbeds which you have drained,
 
Q000386 228: sze dagal sze dagal-e [...]-a?#-zu?#
the wide barley fields which you ...,
 
Q000386 229: an-za-gar3 a2-[dam ...]-a-zu
and the fortresses and settlements which you have ...,
 
Q000386 230: nam-lu2-ulu3 u6 [...] x-e#-esz#
The people will admire them ...
 
Q000386 231: ur-{d}namma mu-zu x [...]-pa3?-pa3?#-de3?#-esz?#
Ur-Namma, they will call upon ... your name.
 
Q000386 232: en {d}nu-nam-nir# [...] x rib-ba
Lord Nunamnir, surpassing ...,
 
Q000386 233: {d}udug hul x [...] bi2#-in-sar-re
will drive away the evil spirits ...”
 
Q000386 234: sipa ur-{d}namma x [...] ba?#-szi-in-bur3-a-ta
After shepherd Ur-Namma ...,
 
Q000386 235: {d}nanna en# {d}dili{im2}-babbar [...] x ri-a-bi
Nanna, Lord Ašimbabbar, ...,
 
Q000386 236: [{d}]en#-ki lugal eridu{ki}-ga [...]-ta-an-e11-da
Enki, the king of Eridug ...
 
Q000386 237: [x x (x)] {d#}x [...]-la?# amasz tab-tab-ba
... devastated sheepfolds ...
 
Q000386 237A: sag-kal a-ma-ru mar-uru5# [...]
... the foremost, the flood ...
 
Q000386 238: [...] ku3#? DU# pirig# an-sze3 tu-da
... holy ..., lion born on high
 
Q000386 238B: gi gam-ma KAL gal2 ba-ni#-[...]
... basket (?) ...
 
Q000386 239: iri-zu-ta mi2 zi# du11-ga di si sa2 ku5-ku5
... your city; renders just judgments. ...
 
Q000386 240: dumu HI RI x [(...)] en {d}nin-gesz-zi-da za3-mi2
... Lord Ningišzida be praised!
 
Q000386 241: lugal#-gu10# [x (x)] er2#-am3 i-lu-am3
My king ...
 
Q000386 242: [...] er2-am3 a-nir-am3
... among tears and laments;
 
Q000386 243: [...] x x x [(x x)]
...
 
Q000386 244: [...] x x x sag-ki-ni mi-ni-gid2
... frowned at ...
 
Q000386 245: [...] u4-de3 i-si-isz im-la2
..., the day was full of sorrow.
 
Q000386 246: [x x (x)] x x x itima(|GA2xMI|)#{ma}-ka! ba-an-ku4 sza3-ka-tab ba-nu2
... withdrew into his bedchamber and lay down fasting.
 
Q000386 247: [ama] x dumu-ni-sze3 hul-gal2-la tusz?# x
The mother, wretched (?) because of her son, ...
 
Q000386 248: ama lugal-la ku3 {d}nin-sumun2-ka a2 sza3-gu10 im#-me
... the mother of the king, holy Ninsumun, was crying: “Oh my heart!.”
 
Q000386 249: nam ur-{d}namma mu#-un-bala-e-esz-am3
That the fate of Ur-Namma had been overturned
 
Q000386 250: mu sipa zi ba-ra#-ab#-e3-a-ta
and that the trustworthy shepherd had been made to pass away,
 
Q000386 251: sila dagal ki-e-ne-de3 gal2-la#-ba er2 gig mu#-a-szi-szi
she was weeping bitterly in the broad square, which is otherwise a place of entertainment.
 
Q000386 252: i-lu sipa zi ba-an-dab5-be2-NE-esz-a u4# mi-ni?#-ib2#-zal-zal-e
She spent the day in lamentation over the trustworthy shepherd who had been snatched away.
 
Q000386 253: nam-lu2-ulu3 lib ib2-til-la-am3 u3 du10# [x (x)] x (x) [x]-ku
Sweet sleep did not (?) come to the people whose happiness had come to an end.
 
Q000386 254: a-esztub i7-da de6-a?#-ba ku3-gal2-[bi ...]
As the early flood was filling the canals, their canal-inspector ...
 
Q000386 255: sze gu-nu a-gar3-re x e3-a zi# [kalam-ma ...]
The mottled barley come forth on the arable lands, the life of the land, ...
 
Q000386 256: engar gan2 zi-de3 gub#-bu x [...]
To the farmer, the fertile fields ...
 
Q000386 257: {d}en-ki-im-du lugal e pa5# [...]
Enkimdu, the lord of levees and ditches, ...
 
Q000386 258: x AB?# ug3 dagal-bi ba#-[...]
... its numerous people ...
 
Q000386 259: (x) x BU kalam-ma-kam! u2# [...]
... of the Land ...
 
Q000386 260: edin#-edin-e u2 sa6?# [...]
The plains ... fine grass ...
 
Q000386 261: [(x) x] x ab2 dugud-da?# [...]
... heavy cows ...
 
Q000386 262: [ur]-{d}namma# ki [...]
Ur-Namma ...
 
Q000386 263: [szu]-ni dab5-ba NU# [...] x [...]
His hands which used to grasp, cannot ...
 
Q000386 264: giri3#-ni dab5-ba [...] ga2-ga2 [...]
His feet which used to tread, ...
 
Q000386 265: za-pa-ag2 a# x [...] ba# gam-e USZ [...]
...
 
Q000386 266: sipa zi lugal# [...] [ki]-en#-gi-ra ur-{d}namma [...]
The trustworthy shepherd, the king, the ... of Sumer, Ur-Namma, ...
 
Q000386 267: uri2{ki}-ma? ni2 gen?#-na-ni ur-{d}namma e2 [...]
As he himself was going to Ur, Ur-Namma ... house.
 
Q000386 268: sag-gu2-gal2 e2#-gal-la i3-nu2-a ur-{d}namma lu2 iri [...]
The proud one lying in the palace, Ur-Namma, who ... by the troops (?), ...
 
Q000386 269: hur nu-un-da-an-zi igi-gal2 kur-kur-ra i3-nu2 gesz-la2?#-[bi ...]
He could not rise any more, the wise one of the countries lay down; silence ...
 
Q000386 270: tesz2 kalam-ma ba-da-an-szub hur-sag-gin7 ba-gul?# [...]
As he, who was the vigour of the Land, has fallen, the land became demolished like a mountain.
 
Q000386 271: {gesz}tir ha-szu-ur2 ba#-da#-an-sag3 a-ra2 kalam#-ma# ba-e-suh3
As he, a cypress forest, was felled, the state of the Land became confused.
 
Q000386 272: {gesz}erin? kalam-ma-ke4# ba-da-bala a-ra2# kalam#-ma ba-e-kur2
As he, the cedar tree of the Land, was uprooted, the state of the Land became altered.
 
Q000386 273: {gesz}taskarin-e ki-tusz giri17-zal-a-ni AGA mu#-un-na-an-gar-re-esz
Axes (?) were set against him, a boxwood tree, in his joyous dwelling place.
 
Q000386 275: u4 <<sa2#>> du11-ga#-ni-a sa2 mi-ni!(RI)-ib-du alan-a-ni ba-ra-e3#
His appointed time arrived, and he passed away in his prime.
 
Q000386 276: siskur2?# nig2 du10-ge szu# la-ba#-an-tag szu gig ba-da-an-gid2
His (?) pleasing sacrifices were no longer accepted; they were treated as dirty (?).
 
Q000386 277: kadra(|NIG2.SZA3.A|)#-bi {d}a-nun-na-ke4-e-ne szu nu-um-ma-gid2-e
The Anuna gods did not reach out for his gifts any more.
 
Q000386 278: [(x)] musz3?#-am3 x [x] x la-ba#-ni-in#-gub u4-bi nu-su3-e
... did not stand by an “It is enough", his (?) days were not prolonged...,
 
Q000386 279: [x] {d}en?#-x [x x (x)] x-am3 ur5?# zi-zi la-ba-gal2-la
there was no more rising up.
 
Q000386 280: [x x (x)] x (x) [(x x)] [ur]-{d#}namma dug gaz# im-mi-ni-tak4-e
Ur-Namma, a broken jar, was abandoned at ...
 
Q000386 281: [...]-ne# mu-ni-bala-bala-e
...
 
Q000386 282: [...]-gin7# gal-bi im-szeg3-ge26
...
 
Q000386 283: [...] szu nu-dab5-be2 im-me
...
 
Q000386 284: [...] nam-gu10
“..., what is it to me?"
 
Q000386 285: [...] x BI IM x [...]
...
 
Q000386 286: [...] x A?# er2 IM# x [...]
...
 
Q000386 287: [...] BA?# gu2-guru5 ba-x x [(x)]
...
 
Q000386 288: [...] x AN# RU#? {gesz}sag-kul! x [...]
... the bolt ...
 
Q000386 289: [...] DA# TAR sahar ses-a ba-da-an-KU#-x
... sat (?) in saltpetre ...
 
Q000386 290: [...] AN# SZUB har-ra-an im-suh3 szu nu-um-ma-nigin2-nigin2
... the roads were thrown into disorder, no one could go up and down on them;
 
Q000386 291: [...] x AN# SZUB har-ra-an im-suh3 szu nu-um-ma-nigin2-nigin2
..., the roads were thrown into disorder, no one could go up and down on them.
 
Q000386 292: [...] ki-in-du# su3-u4-da
... is a long route. ...
 
Q000386 293: [...] x RU NE giri3?# x [(x x)] mu?#-un#-di-ni-ib-us2
... the way ...
 
Q000386 294: [...] kaskal kur-ra-ke4 [...]-un#-di-ni-ib-us2
... the journey to the nether world ...
 
Q000386 295: [...] x BI nig2-ba ab?#-[...]-mu#
... gifts ...
 
Q000386 296: [...] i3-du8 gal mu-szi-x-[...] x
... chief porters ...
 
Q000386 297: [...] ba-ug5-ge# [...] x
... who died ...
 
Q000386 298: [... nin]-dingir# masz2-e dab5-ba# ba-ug5-ge# [(x)] x-ta
... dead nindigir priestesses, chosen by extispicy,
 
Q000386 299: [...] x x ag2#
...
 
Q000386 300: [... za-pa]-ag2# bi2-gar
... raised a tumult ...;
 
Q000386 301: [...] x [x] x [... za]-pa?#-ag2 bi2#-gar#
... raised a tumult ...
 
Q000386 302: lugal# garza# kur-ra-ke4 sza3-ga-ni i3#-zu#
The king knew well the rites of the nether world,
 
Q000386 303: ur-{d}namma garza kur-ra-ke4# sza3-ga-ni i3-zu
Ur-Namma knew well the rites of the nether world:
 
Q000386 304: gu4 sig7 masz2 du-du udu# niga im-ma-ab-lah4-e
so he brought magnificent bulls, faultless kids, and fattened sheep.
 
Q000386 305: {gesz}mitum2 {gesz}pan gal# a#-ma-ru#-bi#? {gesz#}gag#-ti gir2? zu2 gal
A mace, a large bow with quiver and arrows, a large barbed dagger,
 
Q000386 306: {kusz}lu-ub2 gun3-a [ib2]-ba gal2-la-ni!(IR)
and a multicoloured leather bag for wearing at the hip,
 
Q000386 307: {d}nergal# {d}en#-lil2 kur-ra-ke4
to Nergal, the Enlil of the nether world,
 
Q000386 308: sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal#-la-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
 
Q000386 309: gesz-gid2-da {kusz}lu-ub2 dag-si x {gesz}mitum pirig an-na
A spear, a leather bag for (?) the saddle-hook ..., a heavenly lion-headed mitum mace,
 
Q000386 310: {kusz}gurx(|E.TUM|) ki us2#-sa# x {gesz#?}za#?-[ha]-da?# nig2 ki ag2 {d#}eresz-ki-gal-ke4
a shield resting on the ground, and a battle-axe, an implement beloved of Ereškigala,
 
Q000386 311: {d}gilgamesz3# lugal kur-ra-ke4
to Gilgameš, the king of the nether world,
 
Q000386 312: sipa# ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal#-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
 
Q000386 313: gesz#-kesz2?#-[da (x)] x i3 ba-SAR-a bur# szagan szu du7-a
... with oil, a šagan bowl of perfect make,
 
Q000386 314: [...] lugal-la sig GAR SZU PI me kur-ra
a royal ..., ... the divine powers of the nether world ...
 
Q000386 315: [(x)] x eresz-ki-gal ama [{d}nin]-a-zu [...]
to Ereškigala, the mother of Ninazu ...
 
Q000386 316: sipa# ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-la-a#-ni# gesz# im-mi-in#-[tag-ge]
in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to her.
 
Q000386 317: {udu}a-lum udu zulumhi masz2 gal kur-ra-ke4#
Alum sheep, long-fleeced sheep, big mountain he-goats,
 
Q000386 318: |GISZ.SZIR| {gesz}ma-nu nam-en-na-kam szu za-gin3-na tum2-ma#
a lordly ... of manu wood fit for a shining hand,
 
Q000386 319: eszgiri2 szibir {gesz}ma-nu nam-sipa-da nam-en-na tum2-ma
and shepherd's staff and crook of manu wood, fit for a lord,
 
Q000386 320: {d}dumu-zi dam ki ag2 {d}inanna-ra
to Dumuzid, the beloved husband of inanna,
 
Q000386 321: sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
 
Q000386 322: gil-sa szu du7-a har ku3-sig17 ma2-gur8 BI x sig7-ga
A perfectly wrought jewellery, a golden ring cast (?) as a ... barge,
 
Q000386 323: {na4}gug ku3?# x [(x)] x dingir#-re-e-ne-ke4
pure cornelian stone ... of the gods,
 
Q000386 324: {d}nam-tar lu2 nam tar?#-[...]-ke4
to Namtar, who decrees all (?) the fates,
 
Q000386 325: sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-ni gesz im-mi-tag-ge
in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
 
Q000386 326: dub-szen szu za-gin3 nig2-nam iri11-gal-la
A chest with a lapis-lazuli handle, containing (?) everything that is essential in the underworld,
 
Q000386 327: {gesz}kirid za-gin3 szu tag-ga {gesz}ga-rig2 7(disz)? nam-munus-a
a hair clasp adorned with lapis-lazuli, and seven (?) combs of womanly fashion,
 
Q000386 328: {d}husz-bi-sa6 dam# {d}nam-tar-ra-ke4
to Ḫušbisag, the wife of Namtar,
 
Q000386 329: sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4# e2#-gal#-[a-ni gesz im]-mi#-in-tag-ge
in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to her.
 
Q000386 330: [...] x gun3?#-a
... sparkling with ...,
 
Q000386 331: [...] ansze#-nitah? gu2 nun? du11-du11
... donkeys that bray loudly (?),
 
Q000386 332: [...]-da-ab-us2-sa
followed by ...
 
Q000386 333: [...] [{d}]nin-gesz-zi-da-ra
to ... Ningišzida,
 
Q000386 334: [sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4] e2#-gal-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
 
Q000386 335: [...] ra# nig2 nam-dub-sar?-kam
A ..., the hallmark of the scribe,
 
Q000386 337: [...] {gesz}gag gi-nindan kad?-na
..., a peg and the measuring rod ...
 
Q000386 338: [...] [nin-da]-zi?#-mu2?#-a nin9 lugal-la-ra
to ... Ninazimua,
 
Q000386 339: [...] dumu?# a-ra-li-ta#
... denizen of Arali,
 
Q000386 340: [{d}]gesztin#-an-na nin9 lugal-la-ra?#
and to Ĝeštin-ana, the king's sister,
 
Q000386 341: sipa# ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-la-a-ni gesz im-mi#-tag
in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to ...
 
Q000386 342: du-di-da ku3-sig17 ku3-babbar sag#-bi alim-ma
a golden and silver toggle-pin with a bison's head,
 
Q000386 343: {na4#}kiszib za-gin3 za3-bi ku3-sig17 u3# ba#-da#-ra# ku3-me-a
and a lapis-lazuli seal with a golden edge and a pin of refined silver.
 
Q000386 344: [{d}]dim3#-pi#-me-ku3 a2 zi-da a2# gab2#-bu# gub#-bu-na mu-un-na#-an#-[x]-x-(x)
to Dimpimekug, who stands at the right and the left (?),
 
Q000386 345: [sipa] ur#-{d}namma#-ke4# e2#-gal-la#-a#-ni# [gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge]
the shepherd Ur-Namma ... and offered her in her (?) palace.
 
Q000386 346: [gu4 sig7] masz2 du-du udu niga im-ma-ab-tuku-a
The magnificent bulls, faultless kids, and fattened sheep that he had,
 
Q000386 347: [...] NA# ensi2 gal kur-ra-ke4 mu-un-na-da-ab-ku4
to ..., the great ensi of the nether world
 
Q000386 348: [sipa] ur#-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-ni!(IN) gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
in his palace the shepherd Ur-Namma offered them.
 
Q000386 349: [...] gal iri11-gal?#-la?#-ke4-e-ne
The great ... of the underworld,
 
Q000386 350: [{d}a]-nun-na# ninda szu tag-ga-ba
the Anuna, after the offerings were presented,
 
Q000386 351: [ur]-{d}namma bara2 gal# kur-ra-ke4 x im#-mi-in-tusz-na
they (?) seated Ur-Namma on a great dais of the nether world
 
Q000386 352: [kur]-ra?# ki-tusz mu-un-na-ga2-ga2
and set up a dwelling place for him in the nether world.
 
Q000386 353: inim# du11-ga {d}eresz-ki-gal-la-ke4
At the command of Ereškigala,
 
Q000386 354: lu2 {gesz}tukul-la in-na ba-szub#-e
concerning (?) all the men who fell by weapons,
 
Q000386 355: lu2 nam-tag-ga in-na ba-mud-e
and all the men who ... guilty.
 
Q000386 356: szesz# ki ag2-a-ni {d}gilgamesz3-ra
with (?) Gilgameš, his beloved brother,
 
Q000386 357: e#-ne#-ne di kur-ra ku5-de3 ka-asz-bi IGI bar-re
he will pass the judgments of the nether world and render the decisions.
 
Q000386 358: u4 5(disz)-am3 u4 1(u)-am3# ba-zal-a-ta
After five days, 10 days had passed,
 
Q000386 359: lugal-e i-si-isz ki#-en-gi-ra si gu7-mu-un-na-du11#
lamenting for Sumer overwhelmed my king,
 
Q000386 360: ur#-{d}namma i-si-isz ki-en-gi-ra si gu7-mu-un-na#-du11#
lamenting for Sumer overwhelmed Ur-Namma.
 
Q000386 361: bad3# uri2{ki}-ma nu-mu-un-til-le-na
As he could not complete the wall of Ur;
 
Q000386 362: e2#-gal gibil# na-mu-un-du3-a sza3-bi nu-hul2-la?#-[x (x)]
as he could no longer enjoy the new palace he had built;
 
Q000386 363: sipa#-de3?# e2-a-ni# szu-dul3 li-bi-ra-a-[x (x)]
as he, the shepherd, could no longer protect (?) his household;
 
Q000386 364: dam ur2?#-ra-ni la-la-bi nu#-gi4#-a-[(x x)]
as he could no longer bring pleasure to his wife with his embrace;
 
Q000386 365: dumu-ni du10-ba-na li-bi2-in-peszx(SZA3)-peszx(SZA3)-na#
as he could not bring up his sons on his knees;
 
Q000386 366: nin9 tur x tur im-bulug3-ge26-ne hi-li-bi nu-mu-un-til-le-na#
as he would never see in their prime the beauty of their little sisters, who are yet to grow up,
 
Q000386 367: sipa zi# i-lu nig2-me-gar ni2-ta-a-ni mi-ni-ib-be2
the trustworthy shepherd uttered a heart-rending lament for himself:
 
Q000386 368: ge26#-e?# im-ma-zu-a ni2 im-ma-an-zu-a
“I, who have experienced, who have experienced fear,
 
Q000386 369: dingir-re#-e-ne mu-un-na-an-dim2-me-esz ki-ur3 la-ba-ga2-ga2
... for the great gods, I have set up chapels for them.
 
Q000386 370: {d}a-nun-na-ke4-ne he2-gal2 pa e3 ak-NE
I have created evident abundance for the Anuna gods.
 
Q000386 371: {gesz}gu-za za-gin3 nig2 ba-ra-ga-asz gil-sa mu?#-(x)-ni#-ib2#-gi-na
I have ... treasures to their ... shining thrones.
 
Q000386 372: x [x]-en# geszkim sa6-ga-gu10 kur an-gin7?# x DU
... a favourable portent for me, was ... as the nether world or the heavens ...
 
Q000386 373: [...] x [...] x x [...] x [...]-ib?#-ti
...
 
Q000386 374: [...] x (x) BA en-nu-ug3 lu2 [...]
... guard ...
 
Q000386 375: [...] mu-un-DI me-a lu2-bi nu-x (x) [...]
... silence ...
 
Q000386 376: [...] a-da-ab# gi-gid2? za3-za3-mi2 er2 ba-ni#-x
... adab, flute and zamzam songs ... laments
 
Q000386 377: [gesz-gu3]-di# e2 x x NE#? za3 e2-gar8 ba?#-ni?-us2
... have been propped against the wall.
 
Q000386 378: [...] x [... hi]-li?#-bi# nu-mu-un-til-le-na
... whose beauty was endless;
 
Q000386 379: [...] im#-mi-in-tusz-na
Because I have been made to sit on ...
 
Q000386 380: [...] x x [...] nu-mu-un-til-le-na
... was endless,
 
Q000386 381: [...]-in#-szub-bu-na
Because I have been made to fall in ...
 
Q000386 382: [...] x KU
...
 
Q000386 383: ki-sikil {d}inanna nin me3-a x [x]-a?#-ba si mu-da-ab#-[...]
Maiden inanna, the warlike lady, ...
 
Q000386 384: {d}en-lil2-le hur-sag gal-gal kig2-gi4-a?# bi2-gi#
Enlil had sent her as a messenger to all the great mountains.”
 
Q000386 385: ki-bi-ta igi-ni gar-ra-ni
When she had turned her gaze away from there,
 
Q000386 386: sipa zi e2-an-na mi-ni-ib2-e3 igi nu-mu-ni-du#-[(x)]
the trustworthy shepherd had left the E-ana, and she (?) could not see him any more.
 
Q000386 387: sag-ki husz {d}en-lil2# ni2 igi dub2-dub2-be2
She ... at Enlil's fierce brow.
 
Q000386 388: an lugal dingir-re-e-ne in kur2 mu-un-ak-e
Antagonistically (?) she insulted An, the king of the gods:
 
Q000386 389: an lugal du11-ga-a-ni du11-ga-a-ni nu-kur2#-x
“When An, the king speaks, his words cannot be changed ...!
 
Q000386 390: ur-{d}namma DA? MU NE ib2-la2 u4# [...]
Ur-Namma ...
 
Q000386 391: u4 e3-a dingir-re-e-ne [x (x)] GA#? nu-gal2-la#
There will be no ... at the gods' place of sunrise.
 
Q000386 392: x-li-a e2?# [...] la#-ba-ni-in-ku4-re
... holy gipar, shrine E-ana ...
... not enter ...
 
Q000386 84: sipa zi garza kur-ra-ke4 sza3-ga-ni mu-un-zu
The trustworthy shepherd knew well the rites of the nether world,