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CDLI Literary 000386 (Ur-Namma A) composite
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Primary publicationCDLI Literary 000386 (Ur-Namma A) composite
Author(s)CDLI
Publication date2014ff.
Secondary publication(s)Black, Jeremy A., et al., ETCSL (1998-2006) 2.4.1.1 Ur-Namma A
Collection
Museum no.
Accession no.
Provenience
Excavation no.
PeriodOld Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Dates referenced
Object typeother (see object remarks)
Remarkscomposite text
Materialcomposite
LanguageSumerian
GenreLiterary
Sub-genreETCSL 2.04.01.01 Ur-Namma A (composite)
CDLI comments
Catalogue source20140911 wagensonner
ATF sourceetcslstaff
Translationetcsl
UCLA Library ARK21198/z1x07dfq
Composite no.Q000386
Seal no.
CDLI no.P469688

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1. [...]-ta kalam tesz2-a mi-ni-ib-x
en: ... entire land ...,
2. [...]-in?-sag3 e2-gal im-se3-se3
en: ... struck, the palace was devastated.
3. [...] sag-ge6 tusz-a-ba ni2 ul4-la bi2-ib2-te
en: ... panic spread rapidly among the dwellings of the black-headed people.
4. x x x x x ki-szub-ba-bi ki-en-gi-ra bi2-ib-gar
en: ... abandoned places ... in Sumer.
5. x nig2-dagal-ba iri ba-an-gul ug3-e ni2 bi2-in-te
en: ... the cities were destroyed in their entirety; the people were seized with panic.
6. uri5{ki}-ma hul-gal2 im-szi-DU sipa zi ba-ra-ab-e3
en: Evil came upon Ur and made the trustworthy shepherd pass away.
7. sipa zi ur-{d}namma ba-ra-ab-e3 sipa zi ba-ra-ab-e3
en: It made Ur-Namma, the trustworthy shepherd, pass away; it made the trustworthy shepherd pass away.
8. an-ne2 inim ku3-ga du3-a mu-un-kur2 sza3 AN x su3-ga-am3
en: Because An had altered his holy words completely, ... became empty,
9. {d}en-lil2-le nam tar-ra du3-a szu lul mi-ni-ib-bala
en: and because, deceitfully, Enlil had completely changed the fate he decreed,
10. {d}nin-mah-e x x x |LA2.A.BA|-na a-nir mu-un-ga2-ga2
en: Ninmaḫ began a lament in her ...
11. {d}en-ki-ke4 {gesz}ig gal eridu{ki}-ga gu2-bi ba-an-gi4
en: Enki shut (?) the great door of Eridug.
12. {d}nu-dim2-mud itima{ma}-a-ka ba-an-ku4 sza3-ka-tab-ba ba-an-nu2
en: Nudimmud withdrew into his bedchamber and lay down fasting.
13. inim x an-na-ka? {d}nanna si-un3-na sag-ki ba-da-ni-in-gid2
en: At his zenith, Nanna frowned at the ... words of An.
14. {d}utu an-na? nu-um-e3-e u4-de3 i-si-isz im-la2
en: Utu did not come forth in the sky, and the day was full of sorrow.
15. ama dumu-ni-sze3 hul ti-la-e
en: The mother, miserable because of her son,
16. ama lugal-la ku3 {d}nin-sumun2-na a sza3-gu10 im-me
en: the mother of the king, holy Ninsumun, was crying: “Oh my heart!.”
17. nam? ur-{d}namma mu-un-tar-ra-sze3
en: Because of the fate decreed for Ur-Namma,
18. mu sipa zi ba-ra-ab-e3-a-sze3
en: because it made the trustworthy shepherd pass away,
19. sila dagal ki-a-ne-di gal2-la-ba er2 gig i3-sze8-sze8
en: she was weeping bitterly in the broad square, which is otherwise a place of entertainment.
20. nam-lu2-ulu3 x li-bi [...] x x u3 du10 nu-mu-un-ku-ku
en: Sweet sleep did not come to the people whose happiness ...;
21. i-lu sipa zi ba-dab5-ba-na u4 mi-ni-ib-zal-e
en: they passed their time in lamentation over the trustworthy shepherd who had been snatched away.
22. a-esztub i7-da de2-a-bi ku3-gal2-bi ba-si
en: As the early flood was filling the canals, their canal-inspector was already silenced (?);
23. sze gu-nu a-gar3-re mu2-a-bi zi kalam-ma ba-su
en: the mottled barley grown on the arable lands, the life of the land, was inundated.
24. engar gan2 zi-de3 gub-x-ni mu-na-ab-tur-re
en: To the farmer, the fertile fields planted (?) by him yielded little.
25. {d}en-ki-im-du lugal e pa5-ra-ke4 uri2{ki}-ta? e pa5 ba-da-an-kar
en: Enkimdu, the lord of levees and ditches, took away the levees and ditches from Ur.
26. NA? [...] x x x PI x [...] x ki bi2-in-tag
en: ...
27. umusz [...] kalam-ma u2-gu im-ma-an-de2? u2 nir-gal2 ba-su3
en: As the intelligence and ... of the Land were lost, fine food became scarce.
28. edin-edin-e u2 sa6?-ga nu-mu-un-mu2 u2-a-nir ba-an-mu2
en: The plains did not grow lush grass any more, they grew the grass of mourning.
29. ab2-e? x [...] mu-un-x tur3 x-bi ba-gul
en: he cows ..., their ... cattle-pen has been destroyed.
30. amar ab2-szilam-[...] mur gig-ga-bi im-sza4
en: The calves ... their cows bleated bitterly.
31. sipa ku3-zu [...] x A [...] x a2? nu-mu-da-an-ag2-e
en: The wise shepherd ... does not give orders any more.
32. me3 szen-szen-na ... A SI A ba-da-ab-tab?-e?
en: ... in battle and combat.
33. lugal ka-mud-gal2 ki-en-gi-ra me-te ukken-na
en: The king, the advocate of Sumer, the ornament of the assembly,
34. ur-{d}namma ka-mud-gal2 ki-en-gi-ra me-te? ukken-na
en: Ur-Namma, the advocate of Sumer, the ornament of the assembly,
35. mas-su ki-en-gi-ra-ke4? [...] i3-nu2 tu-ra-am3
en: the leader of Sumer, ... lies sick.
36. szu-ni dab5-ba nu-mu-un-dab5? in-nu2 tu-ra-am3
en: His hands which used to grasp cannot grasp any more, he lies sick.
37. giri3-ni x x nu-um-un-da-dib? i3-nu2 tu-ra-am3
en: His feet ... cannot step any more, he lies sick.
38. [...] x x IM x USZ [...] sag? ME ba-BU
en: ...
39. sipa zi lugal gir2 gal ki-en-gi-ra-ke4
en: The trustworthy shepherd, king, the sword of Sumer,
40. ur-{d}namma lugal kalam-ma-ke4 e2-sumur-ra ba-an-te
en: Ur-Namma, the king of the Land, was taken to the ... house.
41. uri2{ki}-ma im-te ur-{d}namma e2-zu2-ra-ah-a x-ku4
en: He was taken to Ur; the king of the Land was brought into the ... house.
42. sag-ku3-gal2 e2-gal-a-na i3-nu2
en: The proud one lay in his palace.
43. ur-{d}namma lu2 erin2-e ki ag2-ga2 gu2 nu-mu-un-da-zi-ge
en: Ur-Namma, he who was beloved by the troops, could not raise his neck any more.
44. igi-gal2 x x-ra i3-nu2 gesz-la2-bi im-DU
en: The wise one ... lay down; silence descended.
45. tesz2 kalam-ma-ka ba-szub{ub} hur-sag-gin7 ba-gul
en: As he, who was the vigour of the Land, had fallen, the Land became demolished like a mountain;
46. tir ha-szu-ur2-ra-gin7 im-ma-su3 me-dim2-bi ba-kur2
en: like a cypress forest it was stripped, its appearance changed.
47. {gesz}taskarin-gin7 ki-tusz giri17-zal-la-na gin2 mu-ni-in-gar-re-esz
en: As if he were a boxwood tree, they put axes against him in his joyous dwelling place.
48. {gesz}erin duru5-gin7 e2-gal-la nu2-a mu-ni-in-bala-bala-e-ne
en: As if he were a sappy cedar tree, he was uprooted in the palace where he used to sleep (?).
49. ki-nu2 gidlam(|MUNUS.USZ.DAM|)-a-ni ba-x x x x u18-lu-da ba-da-dul
en: His spouse ... resting place;
50. szesz-a-ni-da dam-a-ni-gin7 gu2-da? am3-mi-ib-la2
en: ... was covered by a storm; it embraced it like a wife her sweetheart (?).
51. u4 du11-ga-ni sa2 mu-ni-ib?-du11 a-la-na ba-ra-e3
en: His appointed time had arrived, and he passed away in his prime.
52. siskur2 nig2 du10-ga la-ba-an-tag-ge szu gig ba-ni-x-gid2
en: His (?) pleasing sacrifices were no longer accepted; they were treated as dirty (?).
53. kadra-ni {d}a-nun-na-ke4-ne inim im-ma-an-gi4-x
en: The Anuna gods refused his gifts.
54. an musz3?-am3 x la-ba-e-gub u4-bi la-ba-ni-ib-si
en: An did not stand by an “It is enough", and he could not complete his (?) days.
55. inim {d}en-lil2-la2 du11-ga-sze3 ur5 zi-zi la-ba-gal2
en: Because of what Enlil ordered, there was no more rising up;
56. nam?-lu2-ulu3?-ni ki ba-ag2-ga2-bi igi-gal2-bi ba-kur2
en: his beloved men lost their wise one.
57. x x-la lu2 nu-zu-u3-e-ne i-im-bala-bala-e-ne
en: Strangers turned into (?) ...
58. a-gin7 ki-lul-la ur-{d}namma dug gaz-gin7 a-ba-ni-in-tak4-asz
en: How iniquitously Ur-Namma was abandoned, like a broken jar!
59. x x-a-ni |IM.U4| sir2-da-gin7 gal-bi im-szi-DU
en: His ... with grandeur like (?) thick clouds (?).
60. x x x x nu-ga2-ga2-a nig2 sza3-ge szu nu-gid2-i im-me
en: He does not ... any more, and he does not reach out for ...
61. x x x ur-{d}namma me-li-e-a nam-gu10
en: ... Ur-Namma, alas, what is it to me?
62. a-ra-li ki sag-ki kalam-ma-sze3
en: To Arali, the pre-eminent place of the Land,
63. ur-{d}namma dumu {d}nin-sumun2-ka hi-li-na ba-da-de6
en: Ur-Namma, the son of Ninsumun, was brought in his prime.
64. erin2 lugal-da i3-re7-esz-a er2 mu-da-ab-us2-e
en: The soldiers accompanying the king shed tears:
65. dilmun{ki}-gin7 kur ki nu-zu-na {gesz}ma2-bi ba-da-ab-su
en: their boat (i.e. Ur-Namma) was sunk in a land as foreign to them as Dilmun.
66. SZU MIN GAG E-E SZE3 ba-da-ab-ku5
en: ... was cut.
67. {gesz}gisal {gesz}gi-musz {gesz}zi-gan gal2-la-bi gu2-guru5 ba-ab-du11
en: It was stripped of the oars, punting poles and rudder which it had.
68. {gesz}x x x-na DUB ba-da-tab {gesz}sag-kul-bi ba-ku5
en: ...; its bolt was broken off.
69. {gesz}x x x A IGI MIN? SU ba-da-gar sahar ses-a ba-gub
en: ... was put aside; it stood (?) in saltpetre.
70. lugal x ansze-ni ba-da-dur2-ru ansze ki mu-un-di-ni-ib-tum2
en: His donkeys were to be found with the king; they were buried with him.
71. ur-{d}namma x ansze-ni ba-da-dur2-ru ansze ki mu-un-di-ni-ib-tum2
en: His donkeys were to be found with Ur-Namma; they were buried with him.
72. gesz? x kalam-ma-ke4 ba-da-bala tesz2 kalam-ma ba-kur2
en: As he crossed over the ... of the Land, the Land was deprived of its ornament.
73. kaskal kur-ra in-di3 su3-ga-am3
en: The journey to the nether world is a desolate route.
74. lugal-da {gesz}gigir ba-da-szu2 har-ra-an im-ma-da-suh3 szu nu-um-ma-nigin2-nigin2
en: Because of the king, the chariots were covered over, the roads were thrown into disorder, no one could go up and down on them.
75. ur-{d}namma-da {gesz}gigir ba-da-szu2 har-ra-an im-ma-da-suh3 szu nu-um-ma-nigin2-nigin2
en: ecause of Ur-Namma, the chariots were covered over, the roads were thrown into disorder, no one could go up and down on them.
76. i3-du8 gal kur-ra 7(disz)-bi nig2-ba ba-ab-szum2-mu
en: He presented gifts to the seven chief porters of the nether world.
77. lugal mu tuku ba-ug5-ge-esz-a
en: As the famous kings who had died
78. iszib lu2-mah nin-dingir ug5-ga masz2-e ba-dab5-ba
en: and the dead išib priests, lumaḫ priests, and nindigir priestesses, all chosen by extispicy,
79. lugal gen-na-ni ug3 mu-un-zu-usz kur-ra za-pa-ag2 mu-un-gar
en: announced the king's coming to the people, a tumult arose in the nether world.
80. ur-{d}namma gen-na-ni ug3 mu-un-zu-usz kur-ra za-pa-ag2 mu-un-gar
en: As they announced Ur-Namma's coming to the people, a tumult arose in the nether world.
81. lugal-e gu4 im-ma-ab-gaz-e udu im-ma-ab-szar2-re
en: The king slaughtered numerous bulls and sheep,
82. ur-{d}namma geszbun gal-gal-la ba-szi-in-dur2-ru-ne-esz
en: Ur-Namma seated the people at a huge banquet.
83. u2 kur-ra ses-am3 a kur-ra mun4-na-am3
en: The food of the nether world is bitter, the water of the nether world is brackish.
84. sipa zi garza kur-ra-ke4 sza3-ga-ni mu-un-zu
en: The trustworthy shepherd knew well the rites of the nether world,
85. lugal-e nidba kur-ra-ke4 gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
en: so the king presented the offerings of the nether world,
86. ur-{d}namma nidba kur-ra-ke4 gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
en: Ur-Namma presented the offerings of the nether world:
87. gu4 du7 masz2 du7 udu niga en-na ab-lah4-a
en: as many faultless bulls, faultless kids, and fattened sheep as could be brought.
88. {gesz}mitum2 {gesz}pan gal e2-mar-uru5 {gesz}gag-pan gir2 zu2 galam
en: A mace, a large bow with quiver and arrows, an artfully made barbed dagger,
89. {kusz}lu-ub2 gun3-a ib2-ba gal2-la-ba
en: and a multicoloured leather bag for wearing at the hip.
90. {d}nergal {d}en-lil2 kur-ra-ra
en: to Nergal, the Enlil of the nether world,
91. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
en: in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
92. gesz-gid2-da {kusz}lu-ub2 dag-si ak-a i-mi-tum pirig an-na
en: A spear, a leather bag for a saddle-hook, a heavenly lion-headed imitum mace,
93. {kusz}gurx(|E.TUM|){ur3} ki us2-sa a2 nam-ur-sag-ga2
en: a shield resting on the ground, a heroic weapon,
94. za-ha-da nig2 ki ag2 {d}eresz-ki-gal-la
en: and a battle-axe, an implement beloved of Ereškigala,
95. {d}gilgamesz3 lugal kur-ra-ke4
en: to Gilgameš, the king of the nether world,
96. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
en: in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
97. x kesz2-da i3 ba-ni-in-de2-a bur szagan szu du7-a
en: A ... which he filled with oil, a šagan bowl of perfect make,
98. tug2 dugud {tug2}zulumhi {tug2}pala3 nam-nin-a
en: a heavy garment, a long-fleeced garment, a queenly pala robe,
99. x x x x x SAR dalla me kur-ra
en: ... the divine powers of the nether world,
100. {d}eresz-ki-gal ama {d}nin-a-zu-ra
en: to Ereškigala, the mother of Ninazu,
101. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-la-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
en: in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to her.
102. udu x x x x x x x gal? kur [...]
en: a ... sheep, ..., mountain ...,
103. gidri ku3-sig17 nam-en-na szu za-gin3-sze3 x x
en: a lordly golden sceptre, ... a shining hand,
104. {d}dumu-zi dam ki ag2 {d}inanna-ra
en: to Dumuzid, the beloved husband of inanna,
105. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-la-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
en: in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
105A. tu-di-tum ku3-sig17 ku3-babbar [...]
en: (1 ms. adds:) He ... a gold and silver ...,
105B. [...] {na4}za-gin3 ba-da-ra [...]
en: a lapis-lazuli ..., and a ... pin
105C. {d}dim3-pi-ku3-ge x [...]
en: to Dimpikug ...
106. gil-sa szu du7-a har ku3-sig17 ma2-gur8 BI x se3?-ga
en: perfectly wrought jewellery, a golden ring cast (?) as a ... barge,
107. {na4}gug ku3? nig2 gaba dingir-re-e-ne
en: pure cornelian stone fit to be worn on the breasts of the gods.
108. {d}nam-tar lu2 nam tar-tar-ra-ra
en: to Namtar, who decrees all the fates,
109. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
en: in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
110. dub-szen szu za-gin3 x nig2-nam irigal-a-ke4
en: a chest (?) with a lapis-lazuli handle, containing (?) everything that is essential in the underworld,
111. {gesz}kirid ku3 {na4}za-gin3 szu tag-ga {gesz}ga-rig2 nam-munus-a
en: a silver hair clasp adorned with lapis-lazuli, and a comb of womanly fashion
112. {d}husz-bi-sa6 dam {d}nam-tar-ra-ra
en: to Ḫušbisag, the wife of Namtar,
113. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
en: in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to her.
114. {gesz}nig2-szu umbin x-bi ku3-sig17-ta gun3-a
en: a chariot with ... wheels sparkling with gold,
115. ansze KI {ansze}niskum x [...] x x x x
en: ... donkeys, thoroughbreds,
116. ansze ur2 gun3-gun3 [...] x
en: ... donkeys with dappled thighs, ...,
117. sipa mu6-sub3 A [...] x ab-us2-e
en: followed ... by a shepherd and a herdsman,
118. szul ur-sag {d}nin-gesz-zi-da-ra
en: to the valiant warrior Ningišzida,
119. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
en: in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
120. {na4}kiszib za-gin3 ba-da-ra i3-la2-a
en: A lapis-lazuli seal hanging from a pin,
121. tu-di-da ku3-sig17 ku3-babbar sag-bi alim-ma
en: and a gold and silver toggle-pin with a bison's head.
122. {d}dim3-pi-me-ku3-ge za3-ga-na gub-bu-ne mu-na-ab-szum2-mu
en: He gave to {Dimpimekug}, who stands by his side.
123. {tug2}sagszu gesztu2 mah lu2 zu gesz-nu11-gal
en: a headdress with the august ear-pieces (?) of a sage, made of alabaster,
124. gi-dub-ba za3-bar-ra nig2 nam-dub-sar-ra-ke4
en: a ... stylus, the hallmark of the scribe,
125. esz2-GAN2 za-gin3 gi 1(disz) ninda x x
en: a surveyor's gleaming rope, and the 1 ninda rod ...
126. gidlam(|MUNUS.USZ.DAM|)-a-ni nin-da-zi-mu2-a
en: o his spouse, Ninazimua,
127. dub-sar mah dumu a-ra-li-ra
en: the august scribe, denizen of Arali,
128. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-na gesz im-ma-ab-tag-ge
en: in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to her
129. [...] x x [...]
en: ...
130. [...] x A BI [...] x
en: ...
131. [...] x x gal kur-ra x mu-na-da-ab-szum2?-mu
en: the great ... of the nether world, he gave
132. lugal-e nidba? kur-ra-ke4 si bi2-in-sa2-a-ta
en: after the king had presented properly the offerings of the nether world,
133. ur-{d}namma-ke4 nidba? kur-ra-ke4 si bi2-in-sa2-a-ta
en: after Ur-Namma had presented properly the offerings of the nether world,
134. [...] irigal-la-ke4-ne
en: the ... of the underworld,
135. x [...] x szu2-ke4-ne
en: the ...,
136. ur-{d}namma bara2 gal kur-ra-ke4 mu-ni-ib-tusz-u3-ne
en: seated Ur-Namma on a great dais of the nether world
137. kur-ra ki-tusz mu-na-ga2-ga2-ne
en: and set up a dwelling place for him in the nether world.
138. inim du11-ga {d}eresz-ki-gal-la-ka-ta
en: At the command of Ereškigala
139. erin2 {gesz}tukul x en-na ba-ug5-ga
en: all the soldiers who had been killed by weapons
140. lu2 nam-tag-ga en-na ba-zu-x-a
en: and all the men who had been found guilty
141. lugal-la szu-ni-sze3 im-ma-ab-szum2-mu-ne
en: were given into the king's hands.
142. ur-{d}namma ki-bi-sze3 x x x x-esz IM x x x [...]
en: Ur-Namma was ...,
143. szesz ki ag2-ga2-ni {d}gilgamesz3-da
en: so with Gilgameš, his beloved brother,
144. e-ne di kur-ra i3-ku5-de3 ka-asz kur-ra i3-bar-re
en: he will issue the judgments of the nether world and render the decisions of the nether world.
145. u4 7(disz) u4 1(u)-am3 ba-zal-la-ba
en: After seven days, 10 days had passed,
146. lugal-gu10 i-si-isz ki-en-gi-ra-ke4 sa2 nam-ga-mu-ni-ib-du11
en: lamenting for Sumer overwhelmed my king,
147. ur-{d}namma i-si-isz ki-en-gi-ra-ke4 sa2 nam-ga-mu-ni-ib-du11
en: lamenting for Sumer overwhelmed Ur-Namma.
148. bad3 uri2{ki}-ma nu-mu-un-til-la-ni
en: That he could not complete the wall of Ur;
149. e2-gal gibil na-mu-un-du3-a-ni nu-mu-un-hul2-hul2-la-ni
en: that he could no longer enjoy the new palace he had built;
150. sipa-de3 e2-a-ni sag li-bi2-in-ak-ni
en: that he, the shepherd, could no longer ... his household (?);
151. dam-a-ni ur2-ra-na a-la nu-mu-un-gi4-a-ni
en: that he could no longer bring pleasure to his wife with his embrace;
152. dumu-ni du10-ba-na li-bi2-in-pesz-a-ni
en: that he could not bring up his sons on his knees;
153. nin9 di4-di4 nu-mu-un-bulug3-bulug3-e-ne hi-li nu-mu-un-til-a-ni
en: that he would never see in their prime the beauty of their little sisters who had not yet grown up -
154. lugal-gu10 sza3-ga-ni im-si er2 gig [...]
en: - my king's heart was full of tears, he ... bitterly.
155. sipa zi i-lu nig2-me-gar ni2-te-na mi-[...]
en: The trustworthy shepherd ... a heart-rending lament for himself:
156. ge26-e nig2 ne-e ba-ak-a-gu10
en: I, who have been treated like this,
157. dingir-re-ne-er mu-ne-gub-bu-nam ki-ur3 mu-ne-gal2
en: served the gods well, set up chapels for them.
158. {d}a-nun-na-ke4-ne he2-gal2-la pa mu-ne-e3-a
en: I have created evident abundance for the Anuna gods.
159. gesz-nu2 u2 za-gin3 bara3-ga-ba gil-sa mu-ne-gar-ra-gu10
en: I have laid treasures on their beds strewn with fresh herbs.
160. dingir ki-ga2 la-ba-e-gub sza3-gu10 la-ba-ni-ib-sed
en: Yet no god stood by me and soothed my heart.
161. x-me-en nig2 geszkim sa6-ga-gu10 an-gin7 mu-ne-su3-u4
en: Because of them, anything that could have been a favourable portent for me was as far away from me as the heavens,
162. x u4-da gub-ba sa2-a-ga2 a-na szu ba-ni-ti
en: the ... What is my reward for my eagerness to serve during the days?
163. ge6-da gub-ba u3 nu-ku-ga2-a u4 im-ma-ni-til
en: My days have been finished for serving them sleeplessly during the night!
164. i3-ne-esz2 im an-ta szeg3-ge26-gin7
en: Now, just as the rain pouring down from heaven cannot turn back,
165. me-li-e-a szeg12 uri2{ki}-ma-sze3 szu nu-um-ma-nigin2-nigin2
en: alas, nor can I turn back to brick-built Ur.”
166. a2?-sze gidlam(|MUNUS.USZ.DAM|)-gu10 nu-mu-un-su-am3
en: “Alas, my wife has become a widow (?)!
167. i-lu a-nir nig2 gig-ga-a u4 mi-ni-ib-zal-zal-e
en: She spends the days in tears and bitter laments.
168. usu gal2?-la-gu10 ni2-ba til-la [...]
en: My strength has ebbed away ...
169. ur-sag-me-en szu nam?-tar?-ra x a gig [...]
en: The hand of the fate demon ... bitterly me, the hero.
170. am-gin7 x [...] x GI? szub-ba-gu10 du10 la-ba-x [...]
en: Like a cow ...
171. gu4 mah-gin7 [...] x ses-ga2 ba-[...]
en: Like a wild bull ...
172. {gesz}isimu3{sar}-gin7? x [...] x x ku3?-ga ba-szi-x [...]
en: Like an offshoot ...
173. ansze-gin7 IGI [...] x sa6?-ga-gu10-sze3 ba-ug5-ge-x
en: Like an ass ... I died.
174. gidlam(|MUNUS.USZ.DAM|) x x-gu10 ma-ab?-hul szi-in-TU-ra-x
en: ... my ... wife ...
175. i-lu a-nir nig2 gig-ga-a u4 mi-ni-ib-zal-zal-e
en: She spends the days in tears and bitter laments.
176. udug sa6-ga-ni bar-ta ba-da-gub
en: Her kind protective god has left her;
177. {d}lamma sa6-ga-ni sag-ga2-na li-bi2-in-ha-za
en: her kind protective goddess does not care for her any more.
178. {d}nin-sumun2-na-ke4 a2 mah-a-ni sag-ga2-na li-bi2-in-ge-en
en: Ninsumun no longer rests her august arm firmly on her head.
179. {d}nanna en {d}dili{im2}-babbar szu-ta nu-un-ri
en: Nanna, Lord Ašimbabbar, no longer leads (?) her by the hand.
180. {d}en-ki lugal eridu{ki}-ga x-ra ba-ra-ta-an-e3
en: Enki, the lord of Eridug, does not ...
181. GIR-GIR-a-ni im-ma-ni-in-si-ig inim szu nu-mu-un-di-ni-ib-gi4
en: Her ... has been silenced (?), she can no longer answer.
182. {gesz}ma2-gin7 tu15 sumur-ra ba-ra-ab-diri {gesz}dimgul nu-mu-na-kal
en: She is cast adrift like a boat in a raging storm; the mooring pole has not been strong enough for her.
183. ansze-edin-na-gin7 pu2 hul ba-an-tum2-mu-da? szu dugud lu2 mu-un-gar
en: Like a wild ass lured (?) into a perilous pit she has been treated heavy-handedly.
184. pirig-gin7 a-RU-ub-ba ba-szub-ba en-nu lu2 mu-un-du3
en: Like a lion fallen into a pitfall, a guard has been set up for her.
185. ur-gin7 {gesz}az-la2-e mu-un-dab5 me-a lu2 mu-un-gar
en: Like a dog kept in a cage, she is silenced.
186. {d}utu di x x gesz nu-um-mi-in-la2 a lugal-gu10 mu-un-si
en: Utu ... does not pay heed to the cries “Oh my king” overwhelming her.”
187. tigi a-da-ab gi-gid2 za-am-za-am-gu10 a-nir?-ra mu-da-an-ku4
en: “My tigi, adab, flute and zamzam songs have been turned into laments because of me.
188. gesz-gu3-di e2 nam-nar-ra-ka za3 e2-gar8-e i-ni-in-us2
en: The instruments of the house of cantorship have been propped against the wall.
189. {gesz}gu-za hi-li-bi nu-mu-til-la-gu10
en: Instead of my throne whose beauty was endless,
190. sahar pu2-sag-ga2-ka lu2 im-mi-x x x
en: I have been made to ... in a soil-filled pit
191. gesz-nu2 ki-nu2 TUR-bi nu-mu-un-til-la-gu10
en: Instead of my bed, the sleeping place whose ... was endless,
192. edin bar su3-ga-ka lu2 im-mi-in-nu2-u3-da
en: I have been made to lie down in the open, desolate steppe
193. me-li-e-a dam-gu10 er2-ra dumu-gu10 a-nir-ra
en: My wife and my children are in tears and wailing
194. lu2 nig2 du11-ga-ga2 i-lu balag di-gin7 he2-na-du12-usz
en: My people whom I used to command (?) sing like lamentation
195. u4 ur5-gin7 im-ma-ab-ak-a-gu10
en: and dirge singers because of her (?)
196. sag-kal {d}inanna nin me3-a di-ga2 nu-mu-un-ti
en: While I was so treated, foremost inanna, the warlike lady, was not present at my verdict.
197. {d}en-lil2-le kur-kur-ra inim gal-gal-sze3 kig2-gi4-a bi2-in-gi4
en: Enlil had sent her as a messenger to all the foreign lands concerning very important matters.”
198. ki-bi-ta igi-ni gar-ra-ni
en: When she had turned her gaze away from there,
199. {d}inanna e2-kur za-gin3-sze3 sun5-na-bi mu-un-ku4
en: inanna humbly entered the shining E-kur,
200. sag-ki husz {d}en-lil2-la2-ka igi dub2-dub2-bu x x
en: she ... at Enlil's fierce brow.
201. nin gal e2-an-na gam-ma-ni nam-ma-da-ra-ta-x
en: (Then Enlil said:) “Great lady of the E-ana, once someone has bowed down, he cannot ... (?) any more;
202. sipa zi e2-an-na-ta mu-un-e3 igi nu-mu-ni-in-du8
en: the trustworthy shepherd left E-ana, you cannot see him any more.”
203. nin-gu10 a x x a ba ug3-ga2 mu-un-[...] x x a ba
en: My lady ... among the people {...}
204. {d}inanna u4 husz dumu gal {d}suen-na A x x x x-ga
en: hen inanna, the fierce storm, the eldest child of Suen, ...,
205. an i3-dub2-be2 ki i3-sag3-ge
en: made the heavens tremble, made the earth shake.
206. {d}inanna-ke4 tur3 im-gul-e amasz im-tab-e
en: inanna destroyed cattle-pens, devastated sheepfolds, saying:
207. an lugal dingir-re-e-ne-ke4 in-sze3 ga-mu-un-dub2
en: “I want to hurl insults at An, the king of the gods:
208. {d}en-lil2-le sag mu-da-an-zi-ga? inim-bi a-ba mu-un-kur2
en: Who can change the matter, if Enlil elevates someone?
209. an lugal inim mah du11-ga-ni inim-bi a-ba mu-un-kur2
en: Who can change the import of the august words uttered by An, the king?
210. gesz-hur kalam-ma he2-me-a-gub-ba sag ba-ra-ba-an-us2-sa
en: If there are divine ordinances imposed on the Land, but they are not observed,
211. ki u4 e3 dingir-re-e-ne-sze3 nam-he2-gal2?-bi nu-gal2
en: there will be no abundance at the gods's place of sunrise
212. ge6-par3 ku3 esz3 e2-an-na-gu10 hur-sag-gin7 mu-un-gi4?-esz
en: My holy gipar, the shrine E-ana, has been barred up {like (?) a mountain}
213. sipa-gu10 hi-li-a-ni nu-usz-ma-an-ku4-ku4 ge26-e ba-ra-ku4-ku4-de3-en
en: If only my shepherd could enter before me in it in his prime - {I will not enter it otherwise!}
214. kal-ga-gu10 u2-szim-gin7 edin-na nu-usz-ma-da-mu2-am3
en: If only my strong one could grow for me like greenery in the desert.
215. ma2 i7-da-gin7 kar si-ga-na nu-usz-ma-da-gi-na si-ga-na
en: If only he could hold steady for me like a river boat at its calm mooring.”
216. {d}inanna-ke4 i-lu-ni he2-kur-ku-ku
en: This is how inanna {gave vent (?) to a lament over him}
217. en {d}nin-gesz-zi?-da?-ke4 [...] x-na? he2-em-mi-in-kal-ge
en: Lord Ningišzida ...
218. ur-{d}namma x x [...] ba-ug5-ga-gu10
en: Ur-Namma, my ... who was killed,
219. [...] a-na [...]-an-la2
en: ...
220. er2 1(disz)-e a-nir 1(disz)-e
en: Among tears and laments, ...
221. [...] ur-{d}namma-ra? nam mu-ni-ib-tar-re
en: ... decreed a fate for Ur-Namma:
222. x ur-{d}namma x [...]-ge?-en mu mah-zu he2-pa3
en: “Ur-Namma ..., your august name will be called upon.
223. gidri? ku3? sig-ta igi-nim-sze3 ... mu-un-na-an-tuku-tuku
en: From the south to the uplands, ... the holy sceptre.
224. e2-gal-zu-sze3 ki-en-gi [...]-pa3-de3-esz
en: Sumer ... to your palace.
225. i7 ba-al-la-zu [...] x-zu
en: The canals which you have dug, the ... which you have ...,
226. a-gar3 gal-gal mah bi2-gi4-[...]-a-zu
en: the large and grand arable tracts which you have ...,
227. gesz-gi a-ta im-ta-ab-e11-a-zu
en: the reedbeds which you have drained,
228. sze dagal sze dagal-e [...]-a?-zu?
en: the wide barley fields which you ...,
229. an-za-gar3 a2-dam ...-a-zu
en: and the fortresses and settlements which you have ...,
230. nam-lu2-ulu3 u6 [...] x-e-esz
en: The people will admire them ...
231. ur-{d}namma mu-zu x [...]-pa3?-pa3?-de3?-esz?
en: Ur-Namma, they will call upon ... your name.
232. en {d}nu-nam-nir [...] x rib-ba
en: Lord Nunamnir, surpassing ...,
233. {d}udug hul x [...] bi2-in-sar-re
en: will drive away the evil spirits ...”
234. sipa ur-{d}namma x [...] ba?-szi-in-bur3-a-ta
en: After shepherd Ur-Namma ...,
235. {d}nanna en {d}dili{im2}-babbar [...] x ri-a-bi
en: Nanna, Lord Ašimbabbar, ...,
236. {d}en-ki lugal eridu{ki}-ga [...]-ta-an-e11-da
en: Enki, the king of Eridug ...
237. x x x {d}x [...]-la? amasz tab-tab-ba
en: ... devastated sheepfolds ...
237A. sag-kal a-ma-ru mar-uru5 [...]
en: ... the foremost, the flood ...
238. [...] ku3? DU pirig an-sze3 tu-da
en: ... holy ..., lion born on high
238B. gi gam-ma KAL gal2 ba-ni-[...]
en: ... basket (?) ...
239. iri-zu-ta mi2 zi du11-ga di si sa2 ku5-ku5
en: ... your city; renders just judgments. ...
240. dumu HI RI x [...] en {d}nin-gesz-zi-da za3-mi2
en: ... Lord Ningišzida be praised!
241. lugal-gu10 x x er2-am3 i-lu-am3
en: My king ...
242. [...] er2-am3 a-nir-am3
en: ... among tears and laments;

m=A version from Susa

m=segment A
beginning broken
1'. [...] x x x (x x)
en: ...
2'. [...] x x x sag-ki-ni mi-ni-gid2
en: ... frowned at ...
3'. [...] u4-de3 i-si-isz im-la2
en: ..., the day was full of sorrow.
4'. x x x x x x itima{ma}-ka ba-an-ku4 sza3-ka-tab ba-nu2
en: ... withdrew into his bedchamber and lay down fasting.
5'. ama x dumu-ni-sze3 hul-gal2-la tusz? x
en: The mother, wretched (?) because of her son, ...
6'. ama lugal-la ku3 {d}nin-sumun2-ka a2 sza3-gu10 im-me
en: ... the mother of the king, holy Ninsumun, was crying: “Oh my heart!.”
7'. nam ur-{d}namma mu-un-bala-e-esz-am3
en: That the fate of Ur-Namma had been overturned
8'. mu sipa zi ba-ra-ab-e3-a-ta
en: and that the trustworthy shepherd had been made to pass away,
9'. sila dagal ki-e-ne-de3 gal2-la-ba er2 gig mu-a-szi-szi
en: she was weeping bitterly in the broad square, which is otherwise a place of entertainment.
10'. i-lu sipa zi ba-an-dab5-be2-NE-esz-a u4 mi-ni?-ib2-zal-zal-e
en: She spent the day in lamentation over the trustworthy shepherd who had been snatched away.
11'. nam-lu2-ulu3 lib ib2-til-la-am3 u3 du10 x x x x x-ku
en: Sweet sleep did not (?) come to the people whose happiness had come to an end.
12'. a-esztub i7-da de6-a?-ba ku3-gal2-bi ...
en: As the early flood was filling the canals, their canal-inspector ...
13'. sze gu-nu a-gar3-re x e3-a zi kalam-ma ...
en: The mottled barley come forth on the arable lands, the life of the land, ...
14'. engar gan2 zi-de3 gub-bu x [...]
en: To the farmer, the fertile fields ...
15'. {d}en-ki-im-du lugal e pa5 [...]
en: Enkimdu, the lord of levees and ditches, ...
16'. x AB? ug3 dagal-bi ba-[...]
en: ... its numerous people ...
17'. x x BU kalam-ma-kam u2 [...]
en: ... of the Land ...
18'. edin-edin-e u2 sa6? [...]
en: The plains ... fine grass ...
19'. x x x ab2 dugud-da? [...]
en: ... heavy cows ...
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m=segment B
1. ur-{d}namma ki [...]
en: Ur-Namma ...
2. szu-ni dab5-ba NU [...] x [...]
en: His hands which used to grasp, cannot ...
3. giri3-ni dab5-ba [...] ga2-ga2 [...]
en: His feet which used to tread, ...
4. za-pa-ag2 a x [...] ba gam-e USZ [...]
en: ...
5. sipa zi lugal [...] ki-en-gi-ra ur-{d}namma [...]
en: The trustworthy shepherd, the king, the ... of Sumer, Ur-Namma, ...
6. uri2{ki}-ma? ni2 gen?-na-ni ur-{d}namma e2 [...]
en: As he himself was going to Ur, Ur-Namma ... house.
7. sag-gu2-gal2 e2-gal-la i3-nu2-a ur-{d}namma lu2 iri [...]
en: The proud one lying in the palace, Ur-Namma, who ... by the troops (?), ...
8. hur nu-un-da-an-zi igi-gal2 kur-kur-ra i3-nu2 gesz-la2?-bi ...
en: He could not rise any more, the wise one of the countries lay down; silence ...
9. tesz2 kalam-ma ba-da-an-szub hur-sag-gin7 ba-gul? [...]
en: As he, who was the vigour of the Land, has fallen, the land became demolished like a mountain.
10. {gesz}tir ha-szu-ur2 ba-da-an-sag3 a-ra2 kalam-ma ba-e-suh3
en: As he, a cypress forest, was felled, the state of the Land became confused.
11. {gesz}erin? kalam-ma-ke4 ba-da-bala a-ra2 kalam-ma ba-e-kur2
en: As he, the cedar tree of the Land, was uprooted, the state of the Land became altered.
12. {gesz}taskarin-e ki-tusz giri17-zal-a-ni AGA mu-un-na-an-gar-re-esz
en: Axes (?) were set against him, a boxwood tree, in his joyous dwelling place.
13. u4 du11-ga-ni-a sa2 mi-ni-ib-du alan-a-ni ba-ra-e3
en: His appointed time arrived, and he passed away in his prime.
14. siskur2? nig2 du10-ge szu la-ba-an-tag szu gig ba-da-an-gid2
en: His (?) pleasing sacrifices were no longer accepted; they were treated as dirty (?).
15. kadra-bi {d}a-nun-na-ke4-e-ne szu nu-um-ma-gid2-e
en: The Anuna gods did not reach out for his gifts any more.
16. x musz3?-am3 x x x la-ba-ni-in-gub u4-bi nu-su3-e
en: ... did not stand by an “It is enough", his (?) days were not prolonged...,
17. x {d}en?-x x x x x-am3 ur5? zi-zi la-ba-gal2-la
en: there was no more rising up.
18. x x x x x (x x) ur-{d}namma dug gaz im-mi-ni-tak4-e
en: Ur-Namma, a broken jar, was abandoned at ...
19. [...]-ne mu-ni-bala-bala-e
en: ...
20. [...]-gin7 gal-bi im-szeg3-ge26
en: ...
21. [...] szu nu-dab5-be2 im-me
en: ...
22. [...] nam-gu10
en: “..., what is it to me?"
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m=segment C
1. [...] x BI IM x [...]
en: ...
2. [...] x A? er2 IM x [...]
en: ...
3. [...] BA? gu2-guru5 ba-x x x
en: ...
4. [...] x AN RU? {gesz}sag-kul x [...]
en: ... the bolt ...
5. [...] DA TAR sahar ses-a ba-da-an-KU-x
en: ... sat (?) in saltpetre ...
6. [...] AN SZUB har-ra-an im-suh3 szu nu-um-ma-nigin2-nigin2
en: ... the roads were thrown into disorder, no one could go up and down on them;
7. [...] x AN SZUB har-ra-an im-suh3 szu nu-um-ma-nigin2-nigin2
en: ..., the roads were thrown into disorder, no one could go up and down on them.
8. [...] ki-in-du su3-u4-da
en: ... is a long route. ...
9. [...] x RU NE giri3? x (x x) mu?-un-di-ni-ib-us2
en: ... the way ...
10. [...] kaskal kur-ra-ke4 [...]-un-di-ni-ib-us2
en: ... the journey to the nether world ...
11. [...] x BI nig2-ba ab?-[...]-mu
en: ... gifts ...
12. [...] i3-du8 gal mu-szi-x-[...] x
en: ... chief porters ...
13. [...] ba-ug5-ge [...] x
en: ... who died ...
14. ... nin-dingir masz2-e dab5-ba ba-ug5-ge x x-ta
en: ... dead nindigir priestesses, chosen by extispicy,
15. [...] x x ag2
en: ...
16. ... za-pa-ag2 bi2-gar
en: ... raised a tumult ...;
17. [...] x x x ... za-pa?-ag2 bi2-gar
en: ... raised a tumult ...
18. lugal garza kur-ra-ke4 sza3-ga-ni i3-zu
en: The king knew well the rites of the nether world,
19. ur-{d}namma garza kur-ra-ke4 sza3-ga-ni i3-zu
en: Ur-Namma knew well the rites of the nether world:
20. gu4 sig7 masz2 du-du udu niga im-ma-ab-lah4-e
en: so he brought magnificent bulls, faultless kids, and fattened sheep.
21. {gesz}mitum2 {gesz}pan gal a-ma-ru-bi? {gesz}gag-ti gir2? zu2 gal
en: A mace, a large bow with quiver and arrows, a large barbed dagger,
22. {kusz}lu-ub2 gun3-a ib2-ba gal2-la-ni
en: and a multicoloured leather bag for wearing at the hip,
23. {d}nergal {d}en-lil2 kur-ra-ke4
en: to Nergal, the Enlil of the nether world,
24. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-la-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
en: in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
25. gesz-gid2-da {kusz}lu-ub2 dag-si x {gesz}mitum pirig an-na
en: A spear, a leather bag for (?) the saddle-hook ..., a heavenly lion-headed mitum mace,
26. {kusz}gurx(|E.TUM|) ki us2-sa x {gesz?}za?-ha-da? nig2 ki ag2 {d}eresz-ki-gal-ke4
en: a shield resting on the ground, and a battle-axe, an implement beloved of Ereškigala,
27. {d}gilgamesz3 lugal kur-ra-ke4
en: to Gilgameš, the king of the nether world,
28. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
en: in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
29. gesz-kesz2?-da x x i3 ba-SAR-a bur szagan szu du7-a
en: ... with oil, a šagan bowl of perfect make,
30. [...] lugal-la sig GAR SZU PI me kur-ra
en: a royal ..., ... the divine powers of the nether world ...
31. x x eresz-ki-gal ama {d}nin-a-zu [...]
en: to Ereškigala, the mother of Ninazu ...
32. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-la-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
en: in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to her.
33. {udu}a-lum udu zulumhi masz2 gal kur-ra-ke4
en: Alum sheep, long-fleeced sheep, big mountain he-goats,
34. |GISZ.SZIR| {gesz}ma-nu nam-en-na-kam szu za-gin3-na tum2-ma
en: a lordly ... of manu wood fit for a shining hand,
35. eszgiri2 szibir {gesz}ma-nu nam-sipa-da nam-en-na tum2-ma
en: and shepherd's staff and crook of manu wood, fit for a lord,
36. {d}dumu-zi dam ki ag2 {d}inanna-ra
en: to Dumuzid, the beloved husband of inanna,
37. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
en: in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
38. gil-sa szu du7-a har ku3-sig17 ma2-gur8 BI x sig7-ga
en: A perfectly wrought jewellery, a golden ring cast (?) as a ... barge,
39. {na4}gug ku3? x x x dingir-re-e-ne-ke4
en: pure cornelian stone ... of the gods,
40. {d}nam-tar lu2 nam tar?-[...]-ke4
en: to Namtar, who decrees all (?) the fates,
41. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-ni gesz im-mi-tag-ge
en: in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
42. dub-szen szu za-gin3 nig2-nam iri11-gal-la
en: A chest with a lapis-lazuli handle, containing (?) everything that is essential in the underworld,
43. {gesz}kirid za-gin3 szu tag-ga {gesz}ga-rig2 7(disz)? nam-munus-a
en: a hair clasp adorned with lapis-lazuli, and seven (?) combs of womanly fashion,
44. {d}husz-bi-sa6 dam {d}nam-tar-ra-ke4
en: to Ḫušbisag, the wife of Namtar,
45. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
en: in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to her.
46. [...] x gun3?-a
en: ... sparkling with ...,
47. [...] ansze-nitah? gu2 nun? du11-du11
en: ... donkeys that bray loudly (?),
48. [...]-da-ab-us2-sa
en: followed by ...
49. [...] {d}nin-gesz-zi-da-ra
en: to ... Ningišzida,
50. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
en: in his palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to him.
51. [...] ra nig2 nam-dub-sar?-kam
en: A ..., the hallmark of the scribe,
52. [...] {gesz}gag gi ninda kad?-na
en: ..., a peg and the ninda measuring rod ...
53. [...] nin-da-zi?-mu2?-a nin9 lugal-la-ra
en: to ... Ninazimua,
54. [...] dumu? a-ra-li-ta
en: ... denizen of Arali,
55. {d}gesztin-an-na nin9 lugal-la-ra?
en: and to Ĝeštin-ana, the king's sister,
56. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-la-a-ni gesz im-mi-tag
en: in her palace, the shepherd Ur-Namma offered to ...
57. du-di-da ku3-sig17 ku3-babbar sag-bi alim-ma
en: a golden and silver toggle-pin with a bison's head,
58. {na4}kiszib za-gin3 za3-bi ku3-sig17 u3 ba-da-ra ku3-me-a
en: and a lapis-lazuli seal with a golden edge and a pin of refined silver.
59. {d}dim3-pi-me-ku3 a2 zi-da a2 gab2-bu gub-bu-na mu-un-na-an-x-x-x
en: to Dimpimekug, who stands at the right and the left (?),
60. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-la-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
en: the shepherd Ur-Namma ... and offered her in her (?) palace.
61. gu4 sig7 masz2 du-du udu niga im-ma-ab-tuku-a
en: The magnificent bulls, faultless kids, and fattened sheep that he had,
62. [...] NA ensi2 gal kur-ra-ke4 mu-un-na-da-ab-ku4
en: to ..., the great ensi of the nether world
63. sipa ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-gal-a-ni gesz im-mi-in-tag-ge
en: in his palace the shepherd Ur-Namma offered them.
64. [...] gal iri11-gal?-la?-ke4-e-ne
en: The great ... of the underworld,
65. {d}a-nun-na ninda szu tag-ga-ba
en: the Anuna, after the offerings were presented,
66. ur-{d}namma bara2 gal kur-ra-ke4 x im-mi-in-tusz-na
en: they (?) seated Ur-Namma on a great dais of the nether world
67. kur-ra? ki-tusz mu-un-na-ga2-ga2
en: and set up a dwelling place for him in the nether world.
68. inim du11-ga {d}eresz-ki-gal-la-ke4
en: At the command of Ereškigala,
69. lu2 {gesz}tukul-la in-na ba-szub-e
en: concerning (?) all the men who fell by weapons,
70. lu2 nam-tag-ga in-na ba-mud-e
en: and all the men who ... guilty.
71. szesz ki ag2-a-ni {d}gilgamesz3-ra
en: with (?) Gilgameš, his beloved brother,
72. e-ne-ne di kur-ra ku5-de3 ka-asz-bi IGI bar-re
en: he will pass the judgments of the nether world and render the decisions.
73. u4 5(disz)-am3 u4 1(u)-am3 ba-zal-a-ta
en: After five days, 10 days had passed,
74. lugal-e i-si-isz ki-en-gi-ra si gu7-mu-un-na-du11
en: lamenting for Sumer overwhelmed my king,
75. ur-{d}namma i-si-isz ki-en-gi-ra si gu7-mu-un-na-du11
en: lamenting for Sumer overwhelmed Ur-Namma.
76. bad3 uri2{ki}-ma nu-mu-un-til-le-na
en: As he could not complete the wall of Ur;
77. e2-gal gibil na-mu-un-du3-a sza3-bi nu-hul2-la?-x x
en: as he could no longer enjoy the new palace he had built;
78. sipa-de3? e2-a-ni szu-dul3 li-bi-ra-a-x x
en: as he, the shepherd, could no longer protect (?) his household;
79. dam ur2?-ra-ni la-la-bi nu-gi4-a-(x x)
en: as he could no longer bring pleasure to his wife with his embrace;
80. dumu-ni du10-ba-na li-bi2-in-peszx(SZA3)-peszx(SZA3)-na
en: as he could not bring up his sons on his knees;
81. nin9 tur x tur im-bulug3-ge26-ne hi-li-bi nu-mu-un-til-le-na
en: as he would never see in their prime the beauty of their little sisters, who are yet to grow up,
82. sipa zi i-lu nig2-me-gar ni2-ta-a-ni mi-ni-ib-be2
en: the trustworthy shepherd uttered a heart-rending lament for himself:
83. ge26-e? im-ma-zu-a ni2 im-ma-an-zu-a
en: “I, who have experienced, who have experienced fear,
84. dingir-re-e-ne mu-un-na-an-dim2-me-esz ki-ur3 la-ba-ga2-ga2
en: ... for the great gods, I have set up chapels for them.
85. {d}a-nun-na-ke4-ne he2-gal2 pa e3 ak-NE
en: I have created evident abundance for the Anuna gods.
86. {gesz}gu-za za-gin3 nig2 ba-ra-ga-asz gil-sa mu?-x-ni-ib2-gi-na
en: I have ... treasures to their ... shining thrones.
87. x x-en geszkim sa6-ga-gu10 kur an-gin7? x DU
en: ... a favourable portent for me, was ... as the nether world or the heavens ...
88. [...] x [...] x x [...] x [...]-ib?-ti
en: ...
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1. [...] x x BA en-nu-ug3 lu2 [...]
en: ... guard ...
2. [...] mu-un-DI me-a lu2-bi nu-x x [...]
en: ... silence ...
3. [...] a-da-ab gi-gid2? za3-za3-mi2 er2 ba-ni-x
en: ... adab, flute and zamzam songs ... laments
4. gesz-gu3-di e2 x x NE? za3 e2-gar8 ba?-ni?-us2
en: ... have been propped against the wall.
5. [...] x ... hi-li?-bi nu-mu-un-til-le-na
en: ... whose beauty was endless;
6. [...] im-mi-in-tusz-na
en: Because I have been made to sit on ...
7. [...] x x [...] nu-mu-un-til-le-na
en: ... was endless,
8. [...]-in-szub-bu-na
en: Because I have been made to fall in ...
9. [...] x KU
en: ...
10. ki-sikil {d}inanna nin me3-a x x-a?-ba si mu-da-ab-[...]
en: Maiden inanna, the warlike lady, ...
11. {d}en-lil2-le hur-sag gal-gal kig2-gi4-a? bi2-gi
en: Enlil had sent her as a messenger to all the great mountains.”
12. ki-bi-ta igi-ni gar-ra-ni
en: When she had turned her gaze away from there,
13. sipa zi e2-an-na mi-ni-ib2-e3 igi nu-mu-ni-du-x
en: the trustworthy shepherd had left the E-ana, and she (?) could not see him any more.
14. sag-ki husz {d}en-lil2 ni2 igi dub2-dub2-be2
en: She ... at Enlil's fierce brow.
15. an lugal dingir-re-e-ne in kur2 mu-un-ak-e
en: Antagonistically (?) she insulted An, the king of the gods:
16. an lugal du11-ga-a-ni du11-ga-a-ni nu-kur2-x
en: “When An, the king speaks, his words cannot be changed ...!
17. ur-{d}namma DA? MU NE ib2-la2 u4 [...]
en: Ur-Namma ...
18. u4 e3-a dingir-re-e-ne x x GA? nu-gal2-la
en: There will be no ... at the gods' place of sunrise.
19. ge6-par3 ku3 esz3 e2?-an-na [...]-da-an-BU
en: ... holy gipar, shrine E-ana ...
20. x-li-a e2? [...] la-ba-ni-in-ku4-re
en: ... not enter ...



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