Description (Catalog Card): Whetstone. Brown pebble, worn smooth, ends rounded.1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): ES. Ur.     
Material (Catalog Card): Stone2     
Measurement (Catalog Card): Length. 0201. Breadth. 0048. [L. 201mm, W. 48mm]     
U Number: 3181     
Museum: British Museum      
Object Type: Tools and Equipment >> Grinders, Pounders, Picks >> Whetstones      
Season Number: 03: 1924-1925      
Description (Modern): Fine-grained limestone or dolerite, green-brown in color, cracked and split along length with light salt encrustation along break. Smoothed surface, oblong and flattened top and bottom, rounded ends. Similar to ovoid weight but listed as whetstone and broken lengthwise; likely was used in this fashion. Dark streak along one edge, maroon in color, may be from such usage.     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Stones and Minerals >> Stone >> Igneous >> Basalt      
Museum Number (BM Big Number): 119078     
Museum Number (BM Registration Number): 1927,1003.733     
Measurement (Weight): 457.5     
Measurement (X): 202.0     
Measurement (Y): 47.3     
Measurement (Z): 26.3     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley
[3] Data collected by British Museum research team.


Locations: 3181 | 1927,1003.73 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
ES The abbreviation ES almost certainly stands for Enunmah South, though it may also have to do with the building called Emuriana, referenced in a disturbed Kassite door socket found in the area. Legrain lists ES as the Egigpar of Nabonidus, SW end, and ES, or at least ESB did extend into the later remains of the Dublalmah, which at that time was part of the NeoBabylonian Giparu. The abbreviation ES first appeared in season one as a supplement to Trial Trench B (TTB.ES) when the trench was expanded to reveal the extents of the building found to be called E-nun-mah. In season 3, the abbreviation shortened simply to ES, used for the majority of the enunmah building. The Enunmah changed in layout and likely in usage through the many centuries of its existence. Initially a storage building called the ga-nun-mah, it seems to have been used as a temple, the e-nun-mah, in the Neo-Babylonian period. Some lists of excavation abbreviations equate ES with the Dublalmah site. This is because the southern Enunmah is just east of the Dublalmah. Area ESB is still more closely associated with the eastern edge of the dublalmah and likely into it. (none)
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Media: 3181 | 1927,1003.73 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

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Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:30 Page:99 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:30 Page:99 (none)
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