ETCSLglossingSignSign name: EZEN×KASKAL (UBARA)
Values: ubara, un4

The building of Ninĝirsu's temple (Gudea, cylinders A and B) (c.2.1.7), line c217.562
gu3-de2-alu2e2du3-a-ke4
GU3-DE2-ALU2E2DU3-A-KE4
gu3-de2-alu2e2du3
Gudea (RN)personhouse(hold)to erect
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Paragraph t217.p68 (line(s) 562-577) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
Gudea, in charge of building the house, placed on his head the carrying-basket for the house, as if it were a holy crown. He laid the foundation, set the walls on the ground. He marked out a square, aligned the bricks with a string. He marked out a second square on the site of the temple, saying," It is the line-mark for a topped-off jar of 1 ban capacity (?)." He marked out a third square on the site of the temple, saying," It is the Anzud bird enveloping its fledgling with its wings." He marked out a fourth square on the site of the temple, saying," It is a panther embracing a fierce lion." He marked out a fifth square on the site of the temple, saying," It is the blue sky in all its splendour." He marked out a sixth square on the site of the temple, saying," It is the day of supply, full of luxuriance." He marked out a seventh square on the site of the temple, saying," It is the E-ninnu bathing the Land with moonlight at dawn."
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