Babylonian Topographical Texts
Babylonian Topographical Texts collects for the first time all Babylonian and Assyrian texts of the first millennium B.C. that belong to what is designated the topographical genre. Much of the material is not previously published. The book is largely concerned with Babylon. Seventeen texts on this city now allow its topography to be properly understood for the first time. Another seventeen texts concern the cities of Nippur, Assur, Kish and Uruk. Also included are thirty miscellaneous texts, mostly new, which bear upon topographical matters. The text editions and translations are supplemented by a philological and topical commentary. The work is concluded with full indices, and 57 plates of cuneiform copies.
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abul according Akkadian ancient appears Aššur attested bāb Babylon Babylonian bīt bītu breadth building called cella ceremonial name chapel city wall commentary course Court courtyard cubits cultic Dais described divine documents E-sagil east edited Enlil epithet equation Eridu evidence excavated explained figures four fragment further Gate given gives goddess gods Gula heaven House hymn Imgur-Enlil inscription interpretation Ištar king known Lambert land late later length lexical Marduk means measurements mentioned metres Nabû Nebuchadnezzar nindanu Ninurta Nippur offered original parallel perhaps period Plate present probably procession quarter quoted reference restoration ritual river rooms šá Šamaš sanctuary seat shrine sources Street suggests Sumerian tablet Temple List temple name tin.tirki Tintir topographical tradition translation Uruk wall writing written ziqqurrat