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Nuzi

(no͞o`zē), site near Kirkuk, N Iraq. Thousands of clay tablets unearthed there bear inscriptions said to have been made by the Horims (or Horites) of the Bible. The tablets, which are in Akkadian, reveal much about ancient laws and customs.
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The Nuzi Workshop at the 55th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale.
That interpretation is based on an analysis of a 3,300-year-old clay ball found at a site in Mesopotamia named Nuzi that had 49 pebbles and a cuneiform text containing a contract commanding a shepherd to care for 49 sheep and goats.
164), or reduced to an indication ("Speiser 1935-36", for a Nuzi text mentioning purple dye, p.
This is an excellent introduction to the records of ancient Nuzi and to the importance for historians of returning to original sources.
91ff, suggests connections with Nuzi documents, that view has been challenged.
Some of the pottery found on the base is about 5,000 years old and linked to the Yorghun Tepe or Nuzi people of the Hurrian civilization.
A Found in Nuzi, in present-day Iraq, this clay tablet (re-drawn at right) is considered to be the oldest map.
An alternative explanation of Laban's prominence in the story comes via evidence in the Nuzi archives regarding the institution of "fratriarchy," in which it was the brother who ruled the clan in the father's place.
The earliest textual evidence for the use of the colour purple in the Near East is from Akkadian tablets from Nuzi, Mesopotamia, dating to 1425 BC (Rendsburg 1991).
Those contained in this volume come from major archives of the Ur III period and smaller archives of the Old Babylonian, Nuzi, and Neo-Babylonian periods.
These records include the date stones found at Eridu (Gillet 1981: 318), as well as date-palm wood from the `Ubaid 4 levels at Tell El'Oueili (Neef 1991), Nippur (McCown & Haines 1967: 36-7, plate 40A), Nuzi (Starr 1939: 494) and the Neo-Babylonian ziggurat at Larsa (Neef 1989: 151).
Nuzi, or Kar Tukulti-Ninurta as an important control in her study of painted plaster in the eastern Mediterranean.