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BM 114408



Museum no. :   BM 114408
Provenance :   Uruk
Seleucid date:   SE.139.07.22
Julian date:   October 173 B.C.
Language:   Akkadian
Description:   allocation ana bīt rittūtu of kišubbű makkūr Anu
Translated by:   P.Corò,   "By the Written Order of the rab sha resh ali sha Uruk", Appendix, p. 158   ( = Corò_96 )



Ḫaninna’, son of Rīḫat-Bēlēt-ṣēri, son of Anu-zēr-iddin, worker in clay of the temples of Uruk, of his own free will told Anu-uballiṭ, whose second name is Apollōnios, the slave, the son of Kidin-Anu, whom Diophantos, the rab ša rēš āli of Uruk, son of Kephalōn, descendent of Aḫḫūtu, delegated by means of a parchment letter {ina šipirti}, the task of assigning the unbuilt sites, property of Anu: "Among the unbuilt plots, property of Anu, in the Ešgal district within Uruk, 50 cubits the upper long side to the north, adjacent to the unbuilt plot, property of Anu, tenured property of Anu-ikṣur, son of Tanittu-Anu, descendent of Ḫunzű and adjacent to the house of Anu-ittannu, son of Lâbâši, son of Anu-bēlšunu, descendent of Aḫḫūtu; 50 cubits the lower long side to the south, adjacent to the broad passage way for the gods and the king and adjacent to the house of Nidintu-Anu and Anu-aḫ-ittannu, sons of Ana- rabi-Anu; 65 cubits the short side to the east, adjacent to the house, property of Anu, tenured property of Anu-ittannu, son of Lâbâši; 65 cubits, the short side to the west, adjacent to the straight thoroughfare passage for the people, in total, length and breadth, the measure of this unbuilt plot; this unbuilt plot give me in tenured property forever. I will build a house on it and will settle in it forever; and I will perform whatever service may be required by the temple with regard to this house {i.e. the one he will build}, in so far as it forms a part of the karę of the houses which are the property of Anu". On that day, the aforementioned Anu-uballit, whose second name is Apollōnios, heard him and gave him in perpetuity the unbuilt plot [. . .], all what he had asked, from his hands. On this plot the aforementioned Ḫaninna’ will build a house and [. . .] in it forever and will perform whatever service may be required by the temple in the karę of the houses property of Anu. This unbuilt plot is the tenured property of Ḫaninna’, son of Rīḫat-Bēlēt-ṣēri, son of Anu-zēr-iddin, worker in clay of the temples of Uruk, in perpetuity.

Witnesses:

Scribe: Ina-qibīt-Anu, son of Lâbâši, son of Līšir, descendent of Gimil-Anu.

Uruk. 22nd day of month 7, year 139, Antiochus and his son, Antiochus, being kings.

Seals.


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