The Blau Monuments
Period: ED I-II (ca. 2900-2700 BC)
Current location: British Museum, London (BM 086260 and BM 086261)
Text genre, language: Administrative text; Sumerian
Description: These two small stone objects most probably witness early transactions of land in exchange for goods. These and other similar documents on stone were compared to the so-called Kudurrus known, in particular, from the second half of the 2nd millennium.
Edition: Gelb, I.J., P. Steinkeller and R.M. Whiting Jr., Earliest Land Tenure Systems in the Near East: Ancient Kudurrus, Text. Oriental Institute Publications 104 (The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: Chicago/IL), nos. 10 and 11.