Description (Catalog Card): No catalog card exists for this object: U.9366-U.9500 fell unassigned between seasons 5 and 6. They were later used for tablets found in Season 5 in area SM. They were originally part of U.7809, a large group of tablet fragments that were later separated and given individual numbers (Jacobsen AJA 57:128).     
[1] Returned to Iraq by the Penn Museum
[2] Publication: UET 9


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SM The meaning of this excavation area abbreviation is not clear, but its location is known to be immediately southeast of the giparu (KP) extending to the ehursag (HT) in the east. Badly preserved remains of a building were found here, distinct from the giparu. On a tentative reconstruction of the ground plan, Woolley suggests the original structure measured some 35x40 meters. The building remains date to the Isin-Larsa/Old Babylonian period and many small tablets recording business transactions were found within. T.C. Mitchell, editing the UE 7 volume published after Woolley's death, notes that many of these tablets actually date to the reigns of Shulgi and Amar-Sin. According to Woolley, some of the tablets were twisted together as if in the process of being recycled to reuse their clay for new tablets. He also suggests, very tentatively and based only on a few minor and out-of-place bricks, that this building was originally a temple to Nin-Ezen. (none)
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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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