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Title: Cuneiform Texts from the Ur III Period, Volume 2
Author: Hilgert, Markus
Publisher: Oriental Institute/U of Chicago; Publication Date: 2003
Hardcover; ISBN: 9781885923240
Volumes: 1; Pages: 650
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A sequel to the author's Cuneiform Texts from the Ur III Period in the Oriental Institute, Volume 1: Drehem Administrative Documents from the Reign of Aulgi (OIP 115), this volume is the editio princeps of the 605 cuneiform tablets in the Asiatic Collection of the Oriental Institute Museum that were found at the site of the ancient administrative center Puzri-Dagan (modern tall Yad-duraihim, Drehem) and date to the reign of Amar-Suena (2046-2038 B.C.), the third ruler of the Third Dynasty of Ur (2112-2004 B.C.). Presented in a systematic arrangement that is based on both date and contents, these administrative documents may be considered indispensable primary sources for the study of the socio-economic, political, and religious history during the reign of Amar-Suena. The volume features an annotated typology of Drehem administrative records from the reign of Amar-Suena, detailed philological commentaries on individual texts and text groups, transliterations of all documents, a complete glossary, extensive analytical charts, as well as illustrations (hand copies, photographs) of selected cuneiform tablets. The sealing practice as attested on the sealed objects within this corpus is analyzed in an appendix by Clemens D. Reichel.