Four Ur Dynasty Tablets Mentioning Foreigners

  title={Four Ur Dynasty Tablets Mentioning Foreigners},
  author={Albrecht Goetze},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={103 - 107}
  • A. Goetze
  • Published 1 January 1953
  • History
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
(1) St. Louis, City Art Museum No. 61:27; 31 x 34 mm (autograph on next page). From Drehem. Dated 111/20, Buir-Sin 2. The tablet records delivery of one goat each e-a-ne-ne-s "for their house" to Puzur-Mama, the "man" of Mari, to IlI-Dagan, the "man" of Ebla,1 and to Nanau, the "man" of Ursu. It is usually assumed that these "men" are the local rulers. However, tablet No. 3 below mentions two "men" of Mari simultaneously. Hence the term by itself takes merely the place of a gentilic; this of… 
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