International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Archaeology | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017 | Rating: 6.1 / 10

A Varied Materials in the Unpublished Economic Texts from the Era of Ur III

Abdulateef S. M.

Abstract: The era of Ur III (2012-2004 B. C. ) is one of the important era in archaeological studies, because it is the era when the Sumerian civilization reached its ulmost glory. We have collected a set of confiscated economic texts from this era, which included a variety of materials such as clothing of regular or woolen fabrics, or property, and a variety of food items such as dates and barley. These texts came in a variety of contents such as the purchase contract of clothes, expenses and receipt. All these texts dating in different months, in cities like Drehem, Girsu and Umma, but most of these months go back to Umma, and to several kings who ruled Ur III state like Shulgi (2094- 2047 B. C. ) Shusin (2037-2029 B. C. ) Abi Sin (2028-2004 B. C. ). This kind of texts reveals the cultural aspect like names of the gods or personal names, besides the diverse needs, and foods. It also reveals the economic life which is characteristic of this age.

Keywords: economic texts studying, Third Ur dynasty

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,

Pages: 1777 - 1783

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