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Letter from Aradngu to Shulgi about Aba-indasa's missing troops: translation

1-2Say to my lord: this is what Aradju, your servant, says:

3-4Aba-indasa, the captain of the royal pledged troops, has sent you ....... May my lord take note most carefully concerning this matter.

5-10When I had set my sights towards Zimudar, I was levying troops for the expedition, my lord; but when Aba-indasa had inspected the troops, 2000 men of those troops were missing. They were not ......, nor ....... They have ...... the fortress, my lord, they have taken .......

11-15...... offence .......
2 lines fragmentary
Whatever you say, my lord! May my lord know!

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28.iii.2001-30.iii.2001 : EFH : adapting translation
28.vii.2001 : JAB : proofreading
03.viii.2001 : GZ : SGML tagging
24.viii.2001 : ER : proofreading SGML
24.viii.2001 : ER : converting to HTML 4.0