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CUSAS 05

Workers and Construction Work at Gharšana

Wolfgang Heimpel

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$80.00 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-1-934309-04-9

394 pages
8.5" × 11"
39 b&w illustrations
2009

CUSAS: Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology

CUSAS 05

Workers and Construction Work at Gharšana

Wolfgang Heimpel

This volume analyzes texts recording the administration of an ambitious construction project undertaken at Garshana by general Shu-Kabta, brother-in-law of the reigning king.

 

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This volume analyzes texts recording the administration of an ambitious construction project undertaken at Garshana by general Shu-Kabta, brother-in-law of the reigning king.

Analysis of the daily progress of work on a flourmill, brewery, kitchen, textile mill, craftsmen's shops, residences, warehouses, and the wall that enclosed it all. The information on construction tasks includes evidence on new or rarely documented techniques.

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