MAP OF CANALS AND IRRIGATION SYSTEMS TO THE WEST OF EUPHRATES

MS 3196
MS Short Title MAP OF CANALS AND IRRIGATION SYSTEMS TO THE WEST OF EUPHRATES
Text MAP OF CANALS AND IRRIGATION SYSTEMS TO THE WEST OF EUPHRATES, NAMING BESIDES EUPHRATES, THE NABIUM CANAL, DADI CANAL, AMMAMA CANAL AND MUSAHHIRUM, IN THE NIRU DISTRICT, WITH 7 CAPTIONS GIVING LENGTHS, WIDTHS AND DEPTHS OF THE CANALS AND THE VOLUMES TO BE DREDGED, DATED 26TH DAY IN THE MONTH ABE IN A YEAR OF KING AMMI-DITANA OF BABYLON.
Description MS in Old Babylonian on clay, Niru, Babylonia, 1684-1647 BC, 1 tablet, 9,5x12,0x2,8 cm, 22 lines and captions in cuneiform script.
Context There are known 4 more Babylonian maps of a known place: the map of Nippur in Jena, the world map in British Museum, and the city maps of Babylon and Madakta. All of these are about 1000 years later than the present map.
Commentary The only known Babylonian working map of a canal irrigation engineer.
Place of origin Babylonia
Dates 1684-1647 BC

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