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Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie

Ed. by Sallaberger, Walther

Together with Cavigneaux, Antoine / Frame, Grant / Otto, Adelheid / van den Hout, Theo P.J.

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Volume 93, Issue 1 (Jun 2003)


A Corvée Gang from the Time of Cyrus

John MacGinnis
Published Online: 2008-02-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zava.93.1.88


The text published here is an inventory of the personnel registered for corvée labour with the Ebabbara temple in Sippar. Fifty-nine individuals are listed. Up to 20 % of the official manpower was missing and of the remainder only 70 % were able bodied men – the rest were old, demented and children aged three, four and five. The text may be co-ordinated with a number of other documents from the Ebabbara from which it becomes clear that absenteeism or desertion was a serious problem. Its extreme is marked by a mass break out in which at least fifteen individuals fled and four died.

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Published Online: 2008-02-26

Published in Print: 2003-06-25

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Assyrologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie, ISSN (Online) 1613-1150, ISSN (Print) 0084-5299, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zava.93.1.88.

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