Ancient writing systems in the Mediterranean

A critical guide to electronic resources

Sumerian Cuneiform

- (3rd millennium BC - first centuries of 2nd millennium BC)

Map of places

  1. Adab (Place attested)
  2. Anatolia (Diffusion area)
  3. Eridu (Place attested)
  4. Girsu (Place attested)
  5. Irak (Place of origin)
  6. Kish (Place attested)
  7. Lagash (Provenance), 'Administrative document from the temple of Ba’u at Lagash, c. 2350 B.C., AO 13322, Musée du Louvre, Paris. ' (image)
  8. Lagash (Provenance), 'Inscribed clay cone of Eannatum, king of Lagash, c. 2430 B.C., AO 4442, AO 4597, Musée du Louvre, Paris. ' (image)
  9. Lagash (Provenance), 'Inscribed clay cone of Urukagina, king of Lagash, c. 2350 B.C., AO 4598a, AO 4598b, Musée du Louvre, Paris. ' (image)
  10. Lagash (Provenance), 'Inscribed foundation nail dedicated by Entemena, king of Lagash, to the god of Bad-Tibira, c. 2400 B.C., AO 22934, Musée du Louvre, Paris. ' (image)
  11. Lagash (Provenance), 'Inscribed mace head dedicated to Gilgamesh, legendary king of Uruk, by Urdun, ruler of Lagash, AO 3761, Musée du Louvre, Paris. ' (image)
  12. Lagash (Provenance), 'Inscribed vase of silver and copper of Entemena, king of Lagash, with dedication to the god Ningirsu, around 2400 BC, Musée du Louvre, Paris. ' (image)
  13. Lagash (Provenance), 'Inscription on a diorite statue of Gudea (c. 2120 B.C.)' (Example)
  14. Lagash (Provenance), 'Inscription on a diorite statue of Gudea, ruler of Lagash, dedicated to the god Ningishzida, c. 2120 B.C., AO 3293, AO 4108, Musée du Louvre, Paris. ' (image)
  15. Lagash (Provenance), 'Letter on clay tablet, sent by the priest Lu’enna to the king of Lagash, c. 2400 B.C., AO 4238, Musée du Louvre, Paris.' (image)
  16. Lagash (Provenance), 'Relief bearing inscription of Ur-Nanshe, king of Lagash, 2550-2500 BC, limestone, AO 2344, Musée du Louvre, Paris. ' (image)
  17. Mesopotamia (Place of origin)
  18. Nippur (Place attested)
  19. Shuruppak (Provenance), 'Contract concerning the selling of a field and a house from Shuruppak, c. 2600 B.C., AO 3766, Musée du Louvre, Paris. ' (image)
  20. Syria (Diffusion area)
  21. Umma (Provenance), 'Administrative document on a clay tablet from Umma' (Example)
  22. Umma (Provenance), 'Map of an estate located in the area of the city of Umma, with details about the acreage of each parcel of land, Ur III period, AO 5677, Musée du Louvre, Paris. ' (image)
  23. Ur (Place attested)
  24. Uruk (Place attested)