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Die Angst vor dem „Vergessen werden“ im Alten Mesopotamien

Corfù, Nicolas Assur. (2015) Die Angst vor dem „Vergessen werden“ im Alten Mesopotamien. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft zu Berlin (MDOG), 147. pp. 165-182.

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Abstract

This article deals with the written texts concerning the fear of the Mesopotamian rulers of being forgotten after death. The rulers have cuneiform texts hidden in the foundations of buildings which report their achievements and glory. Often there are curses against anyone who will do harm to the texts, or blessings to those who will respect the texts in the future. The custom to hide such texts is traced uninterrupted from the mid of the third millennium BCE till the fall of Babylon in 539 BCE. This article deals with the written texts concerning the fear of the Mesopotamian rulers of being forgotten after death. The rulers have cuneiform texts hidden in the foundations of buildings which report their achievements and glory. Often there are curses against anyone who will do harm to the texts,or blessings to those who will respect the texts in the future. The custom to hide such texts is traced uninterrupted from the mid of the third millenniumBCE till the fall of Babylon in 539 BCE.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Altertumswissenschaften > Fachbereich Vorderasiatische Altertumswissenschaft > Vorderorientalische Altertumswissenschaft (Jacobs)
UniBasel Contributors:Corfù, Nicolas Assur
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Deutsche Orientgesellschaft
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
Last Modified:04 Dec 2018 14:15
Deposited On:03 Jul 2018 10:24

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