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Eine Fāra-zeitliche Urkunde aus dem Völkerkundemuseum in Werl

Balke, Thomas E.

In: Altorientalische Forschungen, 41 (1 December 2014), Nr. 1. pp. 10-14. ISSN 2196-6761

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Abstract

The article presents a hitherto unpublished ED IIIa tablet with a two-column inscription on its obverse housed in the Ethnological Museum in Werl, Germany. Based on its physical features, contextual structure and prosopography it is in all likelihood datable to the Fāra-period and probably comes from the site of Fāra itself, ancient Šuruppak. In spite of its obvious brevity, the content proves to be quite intricate. It seems rather probable that the text should be considered as a kind of draft for a legal record possibly dealing with a matter of inheritance.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Altorientalische Forschungen
Volume: 41
Number: 1
Publisher: De Gruyter
Place of Publication: Berlin
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2018 08:09
Date: 1 December 2014
ISSN: 2196-6761
Page Range: pp. 10-14
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Seminar für Sprachen und Kulturen des Vorderen Orients
Subjects: 900 Geography and history
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies; Ancient Near Eastern Studies; History; Historical Periods; Ancient History; Theology and Religious Studies; Old Testament and Ancient Near East; Israel and the Ancient Near East; Ancient Near East
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