Cuneiform tablets from the ancient Sumerian city of Puzriš-Dagan (currently in Iraq) document deliveries and expenditures of a state center with close connections to the cult and to diplomacy. The texts are dated between approximately 2,050 and 2,000 BCE; the corpus, which is fully digitized, includes some 15,000 documents. By building a network of officials, recipients, and delivering agents we will get a clearer idea of the inner workings of this center. No knowledge of Sumerian is required.

Spring 2020