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PhD Defence

Studies in the aklu Documents of the Middle Babylonian Period

24 January 2018
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden

The Aklu documents

The aklu documents are accounts of the commodities like beer, flour, sheep. But usually we can not find any verb such as "received" or "gave" in them. Therefore the exact meaning of the documents remains to be determined. In this study, I made a profile of the persons appear in the documents according to their seal impressions. By observing the characteristics of the groups of the seal impressions, we can find that artisans prepared the commodities and that the members of a few prominet Akkadian families sealed the documents.


  • Prof. W. van Soldt


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