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A hymn to Ur-Namma (Ur-Namma I): translation


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1-6He 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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...... gate ...... spectacle.

3-6King, white mec tree growing in a pleasant spot in Urim, a 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 .......

7-12Ur-Namma, son of Ninsun, king given strength by Enlil, tenderly cared for by Ninlil, enthroned by the will of Ninhursaja, provided with superior intelligence by Enki,
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1May Ninsun, the mother who gave you birth, hold you against her chest in the E-kic-nujal.

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Revision history

25.x.1999 : GZ : adapting translation
14.xii.1999 : JAB : proofreading
14.xii.1999 : GC : tagging
04.ii.2000 : ER : proofreading SGML
04.ii.2000 : ER : converting to HTML 4.0
7.ix.2001 : ER : header and footer reformatted; substantive content of file not changed