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Letter from Aradngu to Shulgi about the fortress Igi-hursaja: translation


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

3-4My lord, your word is the word of An, it ....... Your decreed destiny has been bestowed on you as on a god.

5-9As to the fortification which my lord sent me back to, the work on it has been put into effect. The approach of the enemy is kept at a distance from the Land. My lord continues to maintain his sublime reputation in the south and the uplands, from the rising to the setting sun, as far as the borders of the entire Land. The rebellious (?) Martu have turned back ...... (An Akkadian gloss has instead: The totality ......).

10-12Kurgamabi (An Akkadian gloss has instead: Kunci-matum) ...... to Culgi. The fortress Igi-hursaja ....... And who will rival him ......?
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1-3...... (An Akkadian gloss has instead: The letter of) my lord ....... Whatever ......, my lord, ....... My lord should ......!

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13.iii.2001-14.iii.2001 : EFH : adapting translation
18.v.2001 : JAB : proofreading
23.vii.2001 : JAB : proofreading
04.viii.2001 : GZ : SGML tagging
24.viii.2001 : ER : proofreading SGML
24.viii.2001 : ER : converting to HTML 4.0