Nippur III: Kassite Buildings in Area WC-1 [Hardback]

Richard L. Zettler (Author)

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ISBN: 9780918986917 | Published by: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago | Series: Oriental Institute Publications | Volume: 111 | Year of Publication: 1993 | Language: English 347p, 3 b/w figs, 109 b/w pls, 26 tbs

Nippur III


As the first of the final reports related to the current program of research at Nippur, this volume is crucial for understanding the Kassite assemblage at Nippur, especially for ceramics. This monograph emends and expands the assemblage that appeared in preliminary reports and details the construction and rebuildings of a large Kassite private house near the western city wall (Area WC-1), which furnished information on Kassite architectural practice as well as unanticipated patterning in intramural burials. Cuneiform texts, though mostly fragmentary and almost all from secondary contexts, allow some suggestions on the occupants of the sequence of houses and their activities. The plates include photographs of all the texts. An introductory chapter reconsiders the evidence for the correct orientation of the famous "Kassite" city map. Faunal reports are given in the appendices.

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