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Ur III Administrative Text (Receipt For One Dead Lamb)

UnknownUr III period, ca. 2100 BC.

Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures Museum

Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures Museum
Chicago, United States

This receipt for one dead lamb comes from the Third Dynasty of Ur (around 2100-2000 BC), when Shulgi was king. Approximately 100,000 administrative texts have been found from this time period, providing excellent insight into this era of Mesopotamian history.

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