ETCSLglossingSignSign name: KASKAL
Values: eš8, ir7, kaskal, raš

The death of Ur-Namma (Ur-Namma A) (c., line c2411.1.40
Ur-Namma (RN)kingthe Landlying-in-state room?to approach
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Paragraph t2411.p5 (line(s) 31-51) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
The wise shepherd …… does not give orders any more. …… in battle and combat. The king, the advocate of Sumer, the ornament of the assembly, Ur-Namma, the advocate of Sumer, the ornament of the assembly, the leader of Sumer, …… lies sick. His hands which used to grasp cannot grasp any more, he lies sick. His feet …… cannot step any more, he lies sick. (1 line fragmentary)The trustworthy shepherd, king, the sword of Sumer, Ur-Namma, the king of the Land, was taken to the …… house. He was taken to Urim; the king of the Land was brought into the …… house. The proud one lay in his palace. Ur-Namma, he who was beloved by the troops, could not raise his neck any more. The wise one …… lay down; silence descended. As he, who was the vigour of the Land, had fallen, the Land became demolished like a mountain; like a cypress forest it was stripped, its appearance changed. As if he were a boxwood tree, they put axes against him in his joyous dwelling place. As if he were a sappy cedar tree, he was uprooted in the palace where he used to sleep (?). His spouse …… resting place; …… was covered by a storm; it embraced it like a wife her sweetheart (?). His appointed time had arrived, and he passed away in his prime.
ePSD = The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary

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