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1984 Olivier Rouault

L'Archive de Puzurum
Bibliotheca Mesopotamica, Vol. 16
Abstract: The first volume of the Terqa Final Reports is the con~plete publication of an important archive of tablets of the Khana period. The texts were excavated in the third and fourth seasons, from a room of a private house which had been burned in antiquity. The archive consists of twelve tablets, many with clay envelopes, including a rare example of a double envelope. A large number of fragments were also found, all of which are published here. Ten of the tablets are legal contracts, and the designation of a man by the name of Puzurum as buyer in seven of these has led to his identification as owner of the archive. Two other texts included in the publication, a mathematical text and a dedicatory stone pendant, were not from the archive itself. Overall, the archive presents a significant picture of some legal and economic aspects of the second quarter of the second millenniunl B.C., as they applied to individual transactions, and is also important in shedding new light on the chronology of the Khana period. Most of the tablets are dated to king Yadih-Abu, for whom we otherwise have a synchronism with Samsu-Iluna.
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2011 Olivier Rouault

les textes des saisons 5 à 9

Bibliotheca Mesopotamica, Vol. 29
Abstract: This volume presents the publication by O. Rouault of the epigraphic documents discovered in the 5th through the 9th season of excavations at Tell Ashara-Terqa (Syria), by the Archaeological Mission directed by G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati. The total of 97 documents, found in Areas C and F, is unevenly distributed between the five seasons of excavation (respectively 17, 6, 20, 24 and 30). Three periods are represented: Old Hana (Area C), late Šakkanakku and Old Babylonian (Area F). The ten documents of the Šakkanakku period – legal and administrative – present data that are rather new: they illustrate the specificity of the scribal tradition during this period, but at the same time they show that some characteristics of the legal Old Babylonian documents find their origin there. Of the 62 Old Babylonian documents, around 20 are of administrative type (management of workers, various distributions, recording of the production of fields, etc) and ten are letters. Two legal texts are particularly interesting: a contract of division of heritage and a report of a lawsuit mentioning the governor Kibri-Dagan and the royal judge. School texts and a literary fragment written in emesal dialect show that a high level scribal school functioned at Terqa at that time. Lastly, a fragment of a divinatory report and allusions in the letters give information on these types of activity. Among the 27 texts of the time of Hana, we find the same typology: administrative documents and letters, school, legal and religious texts, this last category being represented by a list of offerings to the goddess Ninkarrak, found in her temple. The work presents first all the texts, season by season, in transcription and translation. Exhaustive indices are given, along with an analytical table where the texts are sorted according to chronology and typology, allowing a thematic approach to the collection. After the bibliography, the documents are presented with hand copies and photographs given side by side.
TFR 3 in press Alexander Ahrens
Mary Stancavage
Gregory Areshian

Small Finds
Bibliotheca Mesopotamica, Vol. 30
Abstract: Not available.
TFR 5 in preparation Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati
Abstract: Not Available
TFR 4 in preparation --
(The Administrative Building and the Temple of Ninkarrak).
Abstract: Not Available
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