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An administrative tablet from Puzriš-Dagān
in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Strahil V. Panayotov and Kostadin Kissiov
BabMed Project, Berlin and Archeological Museum, Plovdiv

The tablet is now kept in the Archaeological Museum of Plovdiv. The records reveal only that the artefact was purchased in 1920 someplace in Asia Minor and then brought to Plovdiv.

Inventory number 849
Archaeological Museum Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Measurements (height/width/thickness): 3.2/2.9/1.4-1.6 cm
Date: Ur III period; Reign of Amar-Suen (2046-2038 BC); Year AS 5 (ca. 2041 BC), Month 6, day?
Place: Puzriš-Dagān, modern Iraq

AMP 849 transliteration

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1. 3(diš) gukkal niga
2. ki u2-ta2-mi-šar-
3.    ra-am-ta
4. na-lu5
5. i3-dab5
6. iti a2-ki-ti
7. mu en-unu6-gal
8. dinanna unuki
9.    ba-hun
Left edge
1. 3(diš)


(4) Nalu (5) took over (1) three fat-tailed fattened sheep from (the household) of Ūta-mīšaram. (6) Month Akītu, year: Enunugal(anna) (9) was installed (as en-priest of) Inanna in Uruk.


For the bureau of Ūta-mīšaram and Nalu see Hilgert (2003: 71-72, resp. 64-65). See also Tsouparopoulou (2013: 5, 6, 9, 11) and Veldhuis (2012: 19); Further references to na-lu5 i3-dab5 in Sigrist and Ozaki (2009: 530). For the two main protagonists see also Feliu (2013: 227-234).


Feliu, Lluís
2013“New Cuneiform Texts in Barcelona”. AuOr 31/2:227-234.
Hilgert, Markus
2003Cuneiform Texts from the Ur III Period in the Oriental Institute, Volume 2: Drehem Administrative Documents from the Reign of Amar-Suena, OIP 121. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: Chicago, Illinois.
Sigrist, Marcel and Tohru Ozaki
2009Neo-Sumerian administrative tablets from the Yale Babylonian Collection, Part Two, BPOA 7. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas: Madrid.
Tsouparopoulou, Christina
2013“A Reconstruction of the Puzriš-Dagan Central Livestock Agency”. CDLJ 2013: 2.
Veldhuis, Niek
2012“Cuneiform: Changes and Developments”. In: Stephen D. Houston (ed.) The Shape of Script. How and Why Writing Systems Change (School of Advanced Research Press: Santa Fe):3-23.
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