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A praise poem of Ur-Namma (Ur-Namma I)

Segment A

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1-6. He is the …… of his god; all the foreign countries are full (?) of his fame. He carries out his plans, and Sumer is …… by his greatness. Utu marches before the king.
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Segment B

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3-6. King, white meš tree growing in a pleasant spot in Urim, a shady canopy of numerous large branches facing the sky, years of abundance extending over all foreign countries for those who keep close (?) to your shade. An looks with favour at ……, …… with joy …….

7-12. Ur-Namma, son of Ninsumun, king given strength by Enlil, tenderly cared for by Ninlil, enthroned by the will of Ninḫursaĝa, provided with superior intelligence by Enki,
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Segment C

1. May Ninsumun, the mother who gave you birth, hold you against her chest in the E-kiš-nu-ĝal.

Revision history

25.x.1999: GZ, editor: adapting translation
14.xii.1999: JAB, editor: proofreading
14.xii.1999: GC, editor: SGML tagging
04.ii.2000: ER, editor: proofreading SGML
04.ii.2000: ER, editor: web publication GC/JE, editor/technical developer: XML/TEI conversion

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