Son of Urdānum

This son of Urdānum, whose name is completely broken away, may have been a ruler of the city Aššur. The name Urdānum is itself uncertain; the reading given here was proposed by K. Deller (1983, 15).

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Part of an Old Assyrian inscription is preserved on a fragment of a clay tablet now housed in Berlin (Vorderasiatisches Museum). The son of Urdānum dedicated some object (perhaps an oven) for his life and the lives of his family. Interestingly, an image of a fish is drawn on the tablet's edge.

Son of Urdanum

Schroeder, KAV 2 no. 151

Access the composite text [] of Son of Urdanum 2001.

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1920 Schroeder, KAV no. 151 and p. X (copy, edition)
1961 Borger, EAK 1 p. 3 (study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 p. 3 (translation)
1983 Deller, Oriens Antiquus 22 pp. 15-16 (edition)

Nathan Morello

Nathan Morello, 'Son of Urdānum', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 []

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