DELIVERY OF WOODEN PARTS FOR BOATS

MS MS 1947/10
MS Short Title DELIVERY OF WOODEN PARTS FOR BOATS
Text DELIVERY OF WOODEN PARTS FOR BOATS, MENTIONING THE BARGE OF LUGAL-BANGAR FROM THE OLD SHIPYARD, DATED MONTH SHU-NUMUN, THE YEAR BITUM RABITUM WAS DESTROYED
Description MS in Neo Sumerian on clay, Umma, Sumer, 7th regnal year of King Amar-Sin, 2040 BC, 1 tablet, 3,2x3,1x1,4 cm, single column, 9 lines in cuneiform script.
Context MSS 1947/09 and 1947/10 are both about wooden parts of ships.
Commentary Wood was a rare and expensive commodity in Sumer and had to be imported, usually on ships arriving at the ports at Uruk and Ur. These objects were masts, steering-oars, etc. needed for repairs of the reed-boats, the river barges as in this case, or the seagoing ma-gur.
Place of origin Sumer
Dates 2040 BC

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