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An Erechite's Lament

Written by: Theophilus Pinches
Narrated by: Teagan McKenzie
Length: 2 mins
Categories: History, World

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This ancient lamentation refers to the times of the depredations of the Guti invaders that caused the collapse of the Akkadian Empire towards the end of the third millennium BCE. The text may have been composed after the Elamites carried away the statue of the goddess Nana from the city of Erech (Uruk). It is written in Sumerian with a translation into Babylonian.  

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