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By T. M. Sharlach

Shulgi-simti is a crucial instance of a lady serious about sponsoring non secular actions although having a kinfolk lifestyles. An Ox of One’s personal may be of curiosity to Assyriologists, rather these attracted to Early Mesopotamia, and students engaged on ladies in faith.

An Ox of One’s personal facilities at the archive of a lady who died approximately 2050 B.C., certainly one of King Shulgi’s many better halves. Her delivery identify is unknown, but if she married, she turned Shulgi-simti, “Suitable for Shulgi.” Attested for under approximately 15 years, she existed between a court docket full of different better halves, who most likely outranked her. a non secular beginning used to be run on her behalf wherein courtiers, female and male, donated cattle for sacrifices to an strange mixture of goddesses and gods.
Previous scholarship has declared this an extraordinary instance of a queen undertaking women’s faith, maybe strange simply because they are saying she got here from overseas. The conclusions of this ebook are relatively different.
An Ox of One’s personal lays out the facts that one other lady was once queen at the moment in Nippur whereas Shulgi-simti lived in Ur and was once a third-ranking concubine at most sensible, with few financial assets. Shulgi-simti’s spiritual routines focused on a quartet of north Babylonian goddesses.

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