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From Field Cards to Cuneiform Archives: Two Inscribed Artifacts from Archaic Ur and Their Archaeological Context

Giacomo Benati EMAIL logo and Camille Lecompte EMAIL logo


The two inscribed artifacts discussed in this article were excavated by C. L. Woolley during the seventh field campaign (1928–1929) at Tell al-Muqayyar, ancient Ur, Iraq. The objects were shipped to the British Museum of London in 1930 and 1935 and have never been published in print. These items are presented and analysed here through a review of their textual information, archaeological context, and associated material culture, using unpublished data from the Ur collection kept in the British Museum. This paper is part of a collaborative research project aiming at re-contextualizing the archaic texts from Ur.[1]

G. Benati wrote sections 1–3; C. Lecompte wrote sections 4 and 5; both wrote section 6.

Published Online: 2016-6-28
Published in Print: 2016-6-28

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