Context Title: Giparu | KP     
Context Name (Excavation): KP; King's Palace     
Context Name (Publication): Gig-par-ku; Giparu; E.GIG.PAR     
Context Description: The excavation area given the abbreviation KP was eventually found to be the site of the ancient building known as the giparu (alternatively e-gig-par or gig-par-ku). Mostly dedicated to the goddess Nin-gal, Nanna's consort, it was also in various periods the residence of the entu priestess. The abbreviation KP, however, stands for King's Palace because Woolley initially thought this might be the site of Shulgi's palace, the ehursag. The giparu was a very long-lived building, though it underwent many changes over many centuries. Most striking were the changes in the Neo-Babylonian period when Woolley shows it combining with the dublalmah to the east. He believed that by this point the building was not sufficient to house the Ningal temple and the entu priestess together, and thus the so-called Palace of Belshaltinannar was constructed outside the temenos specifically to house the priestess herself. At times Woolley refers to the giparu as the Great Ningal Temple, which can be confusing as the Kassite and Neo-Bablyonian Ningal temples had moved onto the ziggurat terrace to the north of the giparu (Area HD). Furthermore, parts of the giparu were excavated under area abbreviations other than KP in season 3 when the full extents of the building were only just coming to light. The northern portion originally carried the abbreviation HDB and the southeastern portion, SF.     
Season Number: 03: 1924-1925      
Season Number: 04: 1925-1926      

Objects: Giparu | KP Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
(none) (none) (none) B17169 (none)
(none) (none) (none) B16600A (none)
(none) (none) (none) B16600B (none)
(none) (none) (none) B16600C (none)
(none) (none) (none) (none) [Card Missing]
18526 (none) (none) B16676.95 Limestone relief. Fragment from the stela of Ur-Engur. Apparently part of the bottom register. On the right was a seated figure of the god, facing left, on a throne on a round base: only part of the front of the skirt preserved. The front of him on the base is a naked priest with a fly whisk. In part of the base a curiously elongated figure of a priest holding a fold of cloak and receiving the king of whom only the head and one arm and part of the shoulder remains: he seems to be carrying some burden on his shoulders.
2757 (none) 1927,1003.9 (none) Clay cylindrical column of Sin-balatsuigbi. Copy of inscriptions of Bur-Sin recording the foundation of 3 statues Ivth column in Semitic: Copy of bricks from? Ur work of Bur-Sin king of Ur, (which) when searching for the plan lines of Egish-shirgal, Sinbalatsuigbi, vice regent of Ur (has found). Nabushumiddina son of Idin-an-ni-u. priest (kal-lu) of Sin, for inspection has singled and inscribed. On the top: (In front) of the shrine of Enlil. H.C. (A15, p384)
2758 (none) (none) (none) Kudurru. Property: House of Sin-she-me Column I - 28 lines - Almost all defaced. Column II - 28 lines - [curses] good. Column III - 15 lines - half defaced. (Celephon. Illegible) Cassite period. Found with U.2760. H.C.
2767 (none) (none) (none) Clay tablet. Neo-Babylonian Period. Incantation by Samas, king of heaven and earth, the great judge. Obverse: 11 lines. Lower part broken. Reverse: defaced. H.C.
2770 (none) (none) (none) Diorite statue of Dungi. Small inscribed fragment. andof (?)Simu(ru?). Dungi mighty hero, king of Ur, king of the 4 regions of the world, dNin-sun of Ur (to her?) he (built or presented??) Two round holes for small copper rivets have been bored in the inscription. One still filled with copper. H.C.
2777 (none) (none) (none) Clay tablet. Unbaked. Oberse: defaced. Reverse: Two lines partly defaced, written in the length, refers to inspection of foundation? (u-si-si u-ti) H.C.
2794 (none) (none) (none) Cone of Kudur Mabug. Text complete round stem (head is missing.) H.C.
2801 (none) 1927,1003.17 (none) Cone of Kudur Mabug. Only the stem, one section badly broken. To nannar his king He gives details on 10) restoration of Ebar-ra;, 20) Door of the great gate of Larsa, 80) peace to all inhabitants, 40) Ur and Larsa abide in? for his life and that of Warad-Sin his son, king of Larsa: he, 10) in the ( ) ki-temen, the place of his joy he introduced ( 1, 20) it stood in front of the god, 30) the e-sa-kalamma (house peace of the land) it is established... For which he expects protection from Nannar and Ningal... H.C.
2815 (none) (none) (none) (none)
2816 (none) (none) (none) Clay tablet. Fragment. Neo-Babylonian syllabary - list of signs Zi and of short sentences ki-na --
2817 (none) (none) B16544, B16544 Brick of En-an-na-tum-ma. Fragment. Same inscription as U.2569 except line 3 which is omitted. H.C.
2833A (none) (none) B16475 Brick of Silli-Adad. Broken -Inscription complete (cf. U.2669) :To Nannar, his king, Si-li dAdad who takes care of Nippur, patesi of Ur, Larsa Lagash, and the land og Gish-ta-al-laki (or Semetic: Is-ta-atla?), the foundation of E-Temen-ni-ilm I ordered to its place, I restored. H.C.
2833B (none) (none) B16547 Brick of Silli-Adad. Broken -Inscription complete (cf. U.2669) :To Nannar, his king, Si-li dAdad who takes care of Nippur, patesi of Ur, Larsa Lagash, and the land og Gish-ta-al-laki (or Semetic: Is-ta-atla?), the foundation of E-Temen-ni-ilm I ordered to its place, I restored. H.C.
2834 (none) (none) B16212, B16212 Royal inscription - in limestone. Small fragment. Probably (Nabonidus?) king of all the world, king? H.C.
2838 (none) (none) (none) Clay vase. Buff ware: waisted vase.
2841 (none) (none) (none) Pottery vase. Buff ware with gently wrinkled sides. Type CLV. =RC.14b (not p) W
2842 (none) (none) (none) Pottery vase. Red ware: lip broken. Type CLVI. =RC.110 (not p)
2844A (none) (none) (none) Pottery bowl. String buff color: broken through at base. Type CXXI =RC.3, =L, =P29
2846A (none) (none) (none) Clay vase. Greenish buffware, pot type with incised mark on shoulders. Type CLVIII =P.55a
2846B (none) (none) (none) Clay vase. Greenish buffware, pot type with incised mark on shoulders. Type CLVIII =P.55a
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Media: Giparu | KP Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Ur Excavations VI; The Ur III Period Ur Excavations VI; The Ur III Period 1974 Woolley, Leonard (none)
Ur Excavations IX; The Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods Ur Excavations IX; The Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods 1962 Woolley, L. and Mallowan, Max (none)
Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period 1976 Woolley, L. and M. Mallowan (none)
Ur Excavations VIII; The Kassite Period and the period of the Assyrian Kings Ur Excavations VIII; The Kassite Period and the period of the Assyrian Kings 1965 Woolley, Leonard (none)
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