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Parallel Hurrian and Hittite šumma izbu Omens from Hattuša and Corresponding Akkadian Omens

Yoram Cohen

Abstract

This article discusses the remains of the šumma izbu omen series from Hattuša. It will identify two previously misidentified Hurrian fragments as belonging to the omen series and demonstrate that they are parallel to Hittite šumma izbu omens found at Hattuša and Akkadian šumma izbu omens from elsewhere.

Acknowledgements

Research for this paper was supported by an Israel Science Foundation Grant (no. 241/15; ‘The Production and Dissemination of Scholarly and School Textual Materials during the Late Bronze Age: An Integrated Research Project’; together with Prof. Yuval Goren, Ben Gurion University of the Negev). Joost Hazenbos, Nicla De Zorzi and Mauro Giorgieri are to be sincerely thanked for their generous advice and comments. I have greatly benefited from the presentation “Hurrian Body Parts” by Mauro Giorgieri (23/02/2017) held at the Seminar “The Individual and his Body in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin”, organized by Alice Mouton (CNRS – Ivry-sur-Seine).

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