Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Nippur Expedition 45
III: Events
Clay tablet (4. x 2 in.) account of the prosecution of the murders of Luinanna, a temple official in the city of Nippur in Iraq, ca. 1850 BCE. Tried before the Citizens Assembly, the three men were subsequently sentenced to death. Discovered in 1950 by a joint expedition of archaeologists from the University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania.
Trials (Murder)--Iraq | Sumerian language--Texts | Cuneiform tablets | Nippur (Extinct city)--Antiquities | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 23.8 x 18.5 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

View information about rights and permissions.

View information about ordering reproductions.