ETCSLglossingSignSign name: DAG.KISIM5×GIR2 (KIŠI8)
Values: kiši8

The lament for Sumer and Urim (c.2.2.3), line c223.G.425
dwelling placeshiningNanna (DN)forestaromatic (fragrance)cedarfragranceto destroy
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Paragraph t223.p52 (line(s) 420-434) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
The house's great door ornament fell down, its parapet was destroyed. The wild animals that were intertwined on its left and right lay before it like heroes smitten by heroes. Its gaping-mouthed dragons and its awe-inspiring lions were pulled down with ropes like captured wild bulls and carried off to enemy territory. The fragrance of the sacred seat of Nanna, formerly like a fragrant cedar grove, was destroyed. { (1 ms. adds 1 line:) Its architrave …… gold and lapis lazuli. } The glory of the house, whose glory was once so lovely, was extinguished. Like a storm that fills all the lands, it was built there like twilight in the heavens; its doors adorned with the heavenly stars, its ……. Great bronze latches …… were torn out. Its hinges ……. Together with its door fittings it (?) wept bitterly like a fugitive. The bolt, the holy lock and the great door were not fastened for it. The noise of the door being fastened had ceased; there was no one to fasten it. The …… and was put out in the square.
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