Yale Assyriological Seminar presents
Manuel Molina - CSIC, Madrid
The Umma Geography Project
The Third Dynasty of Ur (21st century BC) is well known because of the enormous quantity of cuneiform tablets found in its royal, provincial and private archives. The governor’s archive of the Umma province in particular stored thousands of documents recording the activities of the different sectors of the economy. A rich variety of toponyms and geographical designations was recorded in these texts, covering the entire geography of the Umma province. The Umma Geography Project aims at reconstructing the historical geography of this ancient Sumerian province, integrating the study of the texts, the network analysis and the archaeological fieldwork.
Location: SML 323