Description (Catalog Card): Tablets. These 12 tablets fragments, brought in at the end of the season from Ziggurat Courtyard ostensibly (perhaps really from DLM?) [U.11053-U.11064] Not yet studied. All are UR III accounts. (except U.11062 ?)1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): Ziqqurrat courtyard     
Material (Catalog Card): Clay2     
U Number: 11054     
Object Type: Writing and Record Keeping >> Tablet      
Season Number: 06: 1927-1928      
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Culture/Period: Ur III      
Description (Modern): Cuneiform tablet     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay >> Unfired      
Tablet ID Number: P139056     
Measurement (Height): 323     
Measurement (Width): 243     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley
[3] Publication: UET 9


Locations: 11054 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
Unknown Woolley did not list a location. (none)
Great Nanna Courtyard | PD The meaning of this two-letter designation is unclear. It may derive from Woolley's search for Shulgi's palace and may thus stand for Palace of Dungi. Woolley came to realize, however, that it was an enormous courtyard surrounded by rooms, and at times in the excavation it was simply referred to as the Ziggurat Courtyard. The path through the court led to the ziggurat terrace and eventually to the temple atop it. The court was likely a gathering place for special occasions of worship to the moon god (whose name Woolley read Nannar, but which we read today as Nanna). Therefore, Woolley eventually dubbed this space the Great Nannar Courtyard. Area PD is the large space to the east of the ziggurat terrace, substantially lower in elevation than the base of the ziggurat. It had many floors over many periods. It consisted of a large paved courtyard (some 50 x 75 meters) surrounded by rooms that may have been used for storage. Because of indentations in some of the wall faces, Woolley believed there was once an inset wooden colonnade along some of the walls. (none)
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Media: 11054 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Ur Excavations Texts IX: Economic Texts from the Third Dynasty Ur Excavations Texts IX: Economic Texts from the Third Dynasty 1976 Loding, D. (none)
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