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Receipt shown by V. V. Struve to relate to year-end's account


Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Umma, modern Djokha
Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Current location: Yale Babylonian Collection, Yale University (NBC 2087)
Text genre, language: Administrative text; receipt; Sumerian
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Already in 1949 V.V. Struve was able to show that BIN 5, 262 was the receipt used to write the entry recorded in column 6 lines 17-22 of BIN 5, 272, and hence prove the very real nature of the Ur III accounts. In the same study Struve described for the first time the system of man-days applied by Ur III scribes to calculate the value of work. (Jacob L. Dahl, University of Oxford)

Lineart: BIN 5, 262

Edition(s): V.V. Struve, “Some new data on the organization of Labour and on Social structure in Sumer during the reign of the third dynasty of Ur,” (originally written in Russian in 1949), in I. Diakonoff (ed.), Ancient Mesopotamia: Socio-Economic History, A Collection of Studies by Soviet Scholars (Moscow 1969) 127 - 172.

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