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Ningishzida's journey to the nether world: composite text

1zig3-ga u5-bi2 zig3-ga u5-e-de3-en zig3-ga u5-bi2
2i-lu er2-ra ce?-er? dadag-ga ma2-gur8 ri-de3
3juruc-me-en jicu3 tug2-gin7 tug2-gin7 ni2-ju10 ba-ra-dul?-me-en
4ma2-gur8-re juruc ma2-gur8 ri-da-ni cu gid2-da
5juruc dda-mu-ju10 (1 ms. has instead: en dnin-jic-zid-da) ma2-gur8 ri-da-ni cu gid2-da
6dictaran igi cuba-ke4 ma2-gur8 ri-da-ni cu gid2-de3
7dal-la u3-mu-un sa-par3-ra ma2-gur8 ri-da-ni cu gid2-de3
8dlugal-cudx(KA)-de3 ma2-gur8 ri-da-ni cu gid2-de3
9u3-mu-un-mu-zid-da-ke4 ma2-gur8 ri-da-ni cu gid2-de3
10nin9 ban3-da-a-ni jicu5 ma2-ka (1 ms. has instead: ma2 saj) cir3-re-ec mu-un-na-ab-be2
11nin9 gal-a-ni u3 ma2-ka (1 ms. has instead: ma2 ejer-ra-ka) tun3 mu-un-na-bad
12ga-ba-de3-u5 ga-ba-de3-u5 cec (1 ms. has instead: cec-ju10) ga-ba-de3-u5
(2 mss. add 1 line:
12Acec-ju10 ma2-gur8-zu ga-ba-de3-u5 cec-ju10 ga-ba-/de3\-u5)
(1 ms. adds 1 further line:
12B[ma2-gur8 giri17-zal]-/la\-zu ga-[ba-de3-u5 cec-ju10 ga-ba-de3-u5])
13ma2 saj-ta i-lu gu3 mu-un-na-be2 cec (1 ms. has instead: cec-ju10) ga-ba-de3-u5
14ma2 ejer-za ga-mu-ra-GAZ?-GAZ? (1 ms. has instead: ga-mu-un-LUM?-LUM?) cec (1 ms. has instead: cec-ju10) ga-ba-de3-u5
(1 ms. adds 2 lines:
14A/jic!\u5 ma2 ejer-ra-zu gudu4 ba-an-tuc i-lu mu-/un\-dab5-<be2>
14Bga-ba-de3-u5 cec-ju10 ga-ba-de3-u5)
15juruc dda-mu-ju10 ga-ba-de3-u5 cec (1 ms. has instead: cec-ju10) ga-ba-de3-u5
16dictaran igi cuba-ke4 ga-ba-de3-u5 cec (1 ms. has instead: cec-ju10) ga-ba-de3-u5
17dal-la u3-mu-un sa-par3-ra ga-ba-de3-u5 cec (1 ms. has instead: cec-ju10) ga-ba-de3-u5
18dlugal-cudx(KA)-de3 ga-ba-de3-u5 cec (1 ms. has instead: cec-ju10) ga-ba-de3-/u5\
(1 ms. adds 1 line:
18Adlugal-ki-bur2-ra ga-be2-de3-u5 cec-ju10 da2-de3-u5)
19u3-mu-un-mu-zid-da-ke4 ga-ba-de3-u5 cec (1 ms. has instead: cec-ju10) [ga-ba]-de3-u5
(1 ms. adds 2 lines:
19A[cec]-/ju10\ ma2-gur8-zu ga-/ba\-e-/de3\-/u5\ [cec-ju10 ga-ba-e-de3-u5]
19B[ma2]-/gur8\ giri17-zal-la-zu ga-ba-/e\-[de3-u5 cec-ju10 ga-ba-e-de3-u5])
20gal5-la2 hul murub4-ba til3-la
21dlugal-ki-sun5-na (2 mss. have instead: [u3]-mu-un-<mu>-zid-da-ra) gu3 mu-un-na-de2-e
22dlugal-ki-sun5-na (1 ms. has instead: [dlugal-ki]-/bur2\-ra) nin9-zu-ce3 igi /bar\-[...]
23dlugal-ki-sun5-na (1 ms. has instead: [dlugal-ki]-/bur2-ra\) nin9-ce3 igi bar-ra gu3 mu-/un\-<na>-de2-e
24mu-de3-u5 mu-de3-u5 za-e (1 ms. adds: ki) ta u5-de3
25nin gal5-la2 mu-de3-u5 za-e (1 ms. adds: ki) ta u5-de3
26lu2 nij2 ra-ah-ha mu-de3-u5 za-e (1 ms. adds: ki) ta u5-de3
27lu2 cu du3-ju10 mu-de3-u5 za-e ta u5-de3
28lu2 a2 la2-ju10 mu-de3-u5 za-e ta u5-de3
29id2 kur-ra-ke4 a nu-de2 a-bi nu-mu-un-na-na8-/na8\ (1 ms. adds: za-e ta u5-de3)
30a-cag4 kur-ra-ke4 ce nu-de2 zid2 nu-mu-un-<na>-ab-gu7!-[(X)] (1 ms. adds: za-e ta u5-de3)
31udu kur-ra-ke4 siki nu-de2 tug2 nu-mu-un-na-ab-tag-tag (1 ms. adds: za-e ta u5-de3)
32je26-e ama-ju10 id2-gin7 mu-un-ba-al-la2-ac a-ju10 ba-ra-mu-un-/naj\
33jiccinig-/gin7\ a cu-nim ba-ra-mu-un-/de2\ jissu-ju10 ba-ra-an-KU./KU\
34jicjicnimbar-gin7 zu2-lum il2-la-ju10 hi-li-/bi\ nu-ma!-ra-KA
35gana2-am3 gal5-la2-ju10 mu-de3?-ra-he za-e gu3 bi-ra-ra
36/jic\-cu /cu\-ju10 im-mi-jar za-e gu3 bi-ra-ra
37/jic-gu2\ gu2-ju10 im-mi-jar za-e gu3 bi-ra-ra
38[dama]-/cilam\-ma d/nin\-[jic-zid-da-ra] [gu3 mu-un-na-de2-e]
39/gal5\-[la2 cag4] /gig\-ga aj2 he2-[gid2-i ki-ce-er-ra ab-tuku-e]
40[X X] gal5-la2-zu aj2 he2-[gid2-i ki-ce-er-ra ab-tuku-e]
41[...] /cu\-ju10 ga-mu-na-/ab\-[X ki-ce-er-ra ab-tuku-e]
42[...] /cu\-ju10 ga-mu-na-/ab\-[X ki-ce-er-ra ab-tuku-e]
43[na4za]-/gin3\ di4-di4-la2 ur2-ju10 ga-/mu\-[na-ab-X] /ki\-[ce-er-ra ab-tuku-e]
44[X na4za]-/gin3\-ju10-gin 7 ur2-ju10 ga-/mu\-[na-ab-X] ki-[ce-er-ra ab-tuku-e]
45[... ki] /aj2\-ja2-me-en /ki\-[ce-er-ra ab-tuku-e]
46i3-ak-/ke2\-/ec\ i3-ak-ke2-ec ki-ce-er-ra ab-tuku-e
47cec-ju10 i3-ak-ke2-ec mah-bi i3-ak-ke2-ec ki-ce-er-ra ab-tuku-e
48cajar ba-an-tuku ninda ma-ra-an-ze2-er ki-ce-er-ra ab-tuku-/e\
49enmen2 ba-an-tuku a ma-<ra>-an-ze2-er ki-ce-er-ra ab-tuku-e
50gal5-la2 hul murub4-ba til3-la
51gal5-la2 kug-zu gal5-la2 gal-bi murub4-ba til3-la
52lu2 jicma2 saj-ja2-ke4! lu2 jicma2 ejer-ra-ke4 gu3 mu-un-na-de2-e
53jic na-an-zig3 jic na-an-zig3 cec-ra u5!-de3
54nin-e jicma2-gur8-ra u5-de3
55dama-cilamx(TUR3) jicma2-gur8-ra u5-da-a-ni
56gu3 an-na ba-tej3 gu3 ki-ta ba-tej3
57gu3 cu! nijin2!-na gal5-la2 gal-bi id2-da mu-da-jar
58urim2ki-am3 gu3 de2 an-ta-ju10
59e2-za gi-bi e2-za gi-bi iri e2-za gi-bi
60ec3 urim2ki-ma e2-za gi-bi iri e2-za gi-bi
61en-zu ji6-par3-ta ba-ra-ed2-a iri e2-za gi-bi
62[...] X X X X [X X]
approx. 1 line missing
64X [...]
65X [...]
66jidru kug [...]
67tug2ma6 kug [...]
68aga kug /saj\ [...]
69jidru za-gin3-na [...]
70id2 sugx(BU) id2 hul2?-/la?\ [...]
71e2-ba la-ba-tej3-tej3 [...]
72ki derec-ki-gal-la-/ka\ [...]
73je26-e ama-ju10 ki aj2-ja2-[ni-ta ...]
74za-e gal5-la2 gal-bi he2-me-en [...]
75nam-gu-za-la2 kur-ra-ce3 cu-[zu ...]
76lugal-/ju10?\ igi er2-ra nu-ce8-/ce8\-[X]
77balaj cag4 hul2-la-ka-ni er2 [...]
78jen-na mucen-du3 e2 nij2 jar-ra-na i-lu-zu he-me en i-lu-zu he2-me te ba-ab-pel-e
79cu-ku6 tur-e e2 nij2 jar-ra-na i-lu-zu he2-me en i-lu-zu he2-me ta ba-ab-pel-e
80ama gudu4 ug5-ga ji6-par3-ra sug4-ga-[na] (1 ms. has instead: igi-tum3-la2 e2 lugal-la-ke4 bi2-in-du8) i-lu-zu he2-me en i-lu-zu he2-me ta <ba-ab-pel-e>
81ama nin-dijir ji6-par3-ra ba-ra-/ed2\-[X X] (1 ms. has instead: ug5-ga ji6-par3-zu til3-la) i-lu-zu he2-me en i-lu-zu he2-me ta ba-ab-pel-e
82lugal-ju10 saj-zu sahar-ra nijin2-na-zu a tu5-a
83jiri3-zu ki pel-la pel-la-zu e-sir2 [...]
84lugal-e saj-du sahar-/ra nijin2-na\-[ni a mu]-/un-tu5\
85jiri3-bi ki pel-la pel-[la-ni e-sir2 ...]
86e2-bi la-ba-tej3-/je26\ [...]
87jicgu-za-zu tuc-a [...]
88jic-nu2 nu2-a /hu\-[mu- ...]
89nij2-gu7 ka-a mi-ni-in-gu7! tin suh-bi i3-naj
90kug gal derec-ki-gal-la za3-mi2-zu dug3-ga-am3

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