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Hymn to Iddin-Dagan

Hymn to Iddin-Dagan, Mesopotamia
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Hymn to Iddin-Dagan is a Mesopotamian Clay Artifact created in 1950 BCE. It lives at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Artifact and Cuneiform. Download

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A hymn praising the Sumerian King Iddin-Dagan, inscribed in cuneiform on a hexagonal clay prism. The poem describes the blessing of wisdom and power bestowed upon Iddin-Dagan by the gods. The english translation can be read here: A Praise Poem of Iddin-Dagan

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