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Al-Mutawalli, Nawala; Sallaberger, Walther; Shalkham, Ali Ubeid (2018): The Cuneiform Documents from the Iraqi Excavation at Drehem. In: Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archaologie, Vol. 107, No. 2: pp. 151-217
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Abstract

Drehem, ancient Puzris-Dagan, is well known as the place of origin of more than 15,000 cuneiform tablets from the Ur III period that were sold on the antiquities markets from 1909 onwards. The State Board of Antiquities and Heritage of Iraq undertook the first controlled excavations at the site in 2007 under the direction of Ali Ubeid Shalkham. The cuneiform texts and fragments found there not only add to the well-known royal archives dealing with cattle, treasure or shoes, but they include many records on crafts and agriculture. With this evidence, the subsistence economy behind this important administrative center and royal palace of the Third Dynasty of Ur becomes more evident.(1)