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2x100 mu-an-na-mesma-na-ma > sarra three, thousand two a-lik ^^ my mah - ri - ya predecessor hundred years no li had . { . " seen. C. 3800-1330. 39 accepted as correct, it fixes the date of the very early king Naram-Sin, and it also gives his father s name. We have at present no notice of an anterior date or king. very short time ago a small, perforated, oval-shaped object, made of mottled, pinkish-grey, hard stone, arrived It was found to contain a at the British Museum. A legend in what is called technically line Babylonian writing, that is, writing in which the characters are formed more by lines than by the ordinary wedges.

In the flood shall lay, in the fire 19. shall burn, in the water shall lay, 30. with the dust shall cover, 3,1. into a house underground, a place not seen, descend and place, then I appoint these curses 24. (even) the enemy, the stranger, the wicked one and the injurer, 22. shall cause to : 23. 25. the hostile tongue, and whosoever 26. a rival shall urge on and excite, 27. 28. and whatever he devises he shall accomplish. in the temple of ASSUR, the mighty god, who dwells Kharsak-kurra, gods ANU, BEL, HEA, TSIRU, 30.

Shall not fear the king and his gods, and shall bring [them] back and establish the [old] boundary 33. and shall destroy the name of god and king, and another shall write, 34. whether a sdkla or a sdkka, or a or an evil sama, man, 35. shall instigate, and shall destroy this tablet with stones, 36. (or) with fire shall burn, or in the river shall sink, or shall hide-it in a field unseen : " BABYLONIAN HISTORY FROM that man, ,7 may all the great gods, whose names are recorded in heaven and earth, him 38.

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