Department of Archaeology and the Ancient Near East
Subject: Sumerian Emesal Prayers in the Old Babylonian Period
Abstract: A small corpus of very early Sumerian prayers written in cuneiform on clay tablets. The prayers are written in the Emesal register, come from the city of Girsu (modern Telloh), and dated to the Old Babylonian period (ca. 2,000-1,900 BCE). These prayers contain local features and traditions related to the region of Lagash and its pantheon. One of the special elements in this corpus is the syllabic spelling, which believed to aid the performer (the gala\kalu), so the text could be read more easily.
Advisor: Prof. Uri Gabbay
MA Honors 2020/21