Shuruppak


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Shuruppak

 

(present-day Tall Far’ah), an ancient city in Su-mer. According to Sumerian legend, Shuruppak was the native city of Ziusudra, a mythological figure corresponding to the Babylonian Utnapishtim, who survived the great flood on an ark he built upon the command of a god.

By the end of the third millennium B.C., Shuruppak had become an insignificant settlement. Excavations there by a German archaeological expedition in 1902 uncovered an archive of economic and legal documents and teaching materials from around the 26th century B.C., as well as sculputured monuments.

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Dejaron una extrana lista de reyes, ocho reyes antediluvianos que pertenecieron a dos dinastias que vivieron miles de anos y que establecieron sus reinos en las ciudades legendarias de Eridu, Badtibira, Larak, Sippar y Shuruppak.
Shuruppak se cuenta entre las cinco ciudades antediluvianas, enumeradas en la version sumeria de Nippur.
Special attention is devoted to the archaeological context of these tablets, in a section that draws from Martin's own earlier volume, Fara: A Reconstruction of the Ancient City of Shuruppak (Birmingham.
caused floods in the Mesopotamian plain, such as the famous floods from Kish, Shuruppak, Uruk, and Lagash.
La ville de Shuruppak a l'epoque de ces tablettes comptait environ 30,000 personnes, etait situee sur un canal et done probablement un important centre de navigation et de commerce et enfin avait cree un puissant lien de federation avec d'autres metropoles du sud pour constituer la sexapole.
L'administration de Shuruppak est divisee en deux poles: l'egal, le palais qui comporte les courtisans et les grands responsables.