LEXICAL LIST OF TEMPLES (NINIVEH)

MS 3030
MS Short Title LEXICAL LIST OF TEMPLATES (NINIVEH)
Text EXICAL LIST OF TEMPLES AND OTHER BUILDING TYPES, THE SERIES OF KAGAL, TABLET 2. COLOPHON: BY THE HAND OF BEL-AH-IDDINA, JUNIOR SCRIBE SON OF NINURTA-UBALLISSU ROYAL SCRIBE, ON THE DICTATION OF MARDUK-UBALLISSU, MONTH 9, DAY 24, EPONYM OF ASHUR-AH-IDDINA
Description MS in Sumerian and Assyrian on yellow toned clay, Niniveh, Assyria, ca. 700 BC, 1 tablet, 14,3x9,0x2,2 cm, 2 columns, 146 lines in an expert cuneiform script by the royal scribe.
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Commentary The two tablets together listed nearly 300 temples. The lexical lists were basic tools for authors, scribes and administration. For 2 early Sumerian examples, see MSS 2272 and 2340. The present tablet also shows the mastery in lay-out and script by the royal scribe, who signed his work in the colophon.
Published The series Kagal is published by Miguel Civil in The MSL series. Miguel Civil: The Lexical Texts in the Schøyen Collection, Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology, vol. 12, Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, Cuneiform texts V. CDL Press, Bethesda, MD, 2010, text 2.1.3, pp. 39-43.
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Place of origin Assyria
Dates ca 700 BC

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