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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Excavations at Shuruppak, ancient Fara, conducted in 1902-1903 as a side-operation by the Babylon expedition of the German Oriental Society, recovered some hundreds of tablets dated, mostly on paleo-graphical considerations, to a century before those of the Girsu archives, and, following chronological designations applied by those early archaeologists, were assigned to the ED Ilia period, preceding the ED 111b texts of Girsu.
Fara: A reconstruction of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Shuruppak. Birmingham: Chris Martin & Associates.
Such trenches, earlier used to excavate Fara (ancient Shuruppak) in 1902, constituted a sampling strategy of sorts at Assur.
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.
The Bureaucracy of Shuruppak: Administrative Centres, Central Offices, Intermediate Structures and Hierarchies in the Economic Documentation of Fara.
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.