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Finding Aid for the Edward A. Dickson Cuneiform Tablet collection, Ur III period-Neo-Babylonian period (ca. 2100-562 BCE)
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Item: 1  Administrative tablet of sheep and goats from Drehem in the 5th month of the 8th year of Amar-Suen's reign 2039 BCE

Scope and Content Note

List of sheep and goats from Drehem, Iraq dating to the Ur III period (2100-2000 BCE). The 8th year of Amar-Suen's reign dates to 2039 BCE. The festival of Ninazu is the 5th month of the Drehem calendar year.
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Item: 2  Administrative tablet of sheep and goats from Drehem in the 5th month of the 47th year of Shulgi's reign 2048 BCE

Scope and Content Note

List of sheep and goats from Drehem, Iraq dating to the Ur III period (2100-2000 BCE). The 47th year of Shulgi's reign dates to 2048 BCE. The festival of Ninazu is the 5th month of the Drehem calendar year.
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Item: 3  Administrative tablet of types of grain from Umma in the 1st year of Ibbi-Suen's reign 2028 BCE

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Lists of different types of grain from Umma, Iraq dating to the reign of Ibbi-Suen (c. 2030 BCE). The first year of Ibbi-Suen's reign dates to 2028 BCE. The month that "the brick was placed in the brick mold" is the second month of Umma's calendar year.
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Item: 4  Administrative tablet of reed mats ca. 2000 BCE

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A note describing a reed mat(?) of unknown provenience dating to the Ur III period (2100-2000 BCE).
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Item: 5  Adminstrative tablet of sheep and goats from Drehem in the 42nd year of Shulgi's reign 2053 BCE

Scope and Content Note

List of sheep and goats from Drehem, Iraq dating to the Ur III period (2100-2000 BCE). The 42nd year of Shulgi's reign dates to 2053 BCE. The month of "eating the gazelle" is the first month of Drehem's calendar year.
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Item: 6  Administrative tablet of sheep and goats from Drehem in the 4th year of Amar-Suen's reign 2042 BCE

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List of sheep and goats from Drehem, Iraq dating to the Ur III period (2100-2000 BCE). The 4th year of Amar-Suen's reign dates to 2042 BCE. The month of An's festival is the 10th month of Drehem's calendar year.
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Item: 7  Administrative tablet of hired workers in Umma from the Ur III period. ca. 2050 BCE

Scope and Content Note

A list of two hired workers and oxen from Umma, Iraq dating to the Ur III period (2100-2000 BCE). Currently missing from Special Collections holdings.
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Item: 8  Royal inscription from the reign of Lipit-Ishtar ca. 1930 BCE

Scope and Content Note

Royal inscription of Lipit-Ishtar on a clay cone dating to the Old Babylonian period. Lipit-Ishtar was king in Mesopotamia for ten years between 1934-1924 BCE. Lipit- Ishtar ruled from the city of Isin and is famous for issuing a set of laws. When he published his laws, Lipit-Ishtar also built Enisisa, the "House of Justice," and he had its construction recorded on lots of clay cones like this one. Note: this text = RIME 4.1.5.4 (Frayne 1990, 52-54). For another exemplar of this inscription see: http://special.lib.umn.edu/rare/cuneiform/UM15.phtml  
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Item: 9  Administrative tablet of a silver loan from the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II ca. 580 BCE

Scope and Content Note

Citing loan of silver and witnesses involved dating to the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II in the Neo-Babylonian period. Nebuchadnezzar II was king of Mesopotamia from 604-562 BCE.