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The building of SGYL in Hatra (1)

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12 Assyrian Identity

01 Religious and ideological doctrines and imagery

Roman Empire
Aramaic culture

SGYL derives from Mesopotamian Esagil.

Hatra No. 191:
Moairu son of Hanshamash has given two mines and five as for the building of the SGYL, for the life of Barai and [ … ]

Hatra No. 192:
Karsa son of Hanshamash has given thirteen as for the building of the SGYL for the life of himself and the life of Hanshamash, his son, and his brothers.

Hatra No. 245:
[ … ] has given Abigad son of Kabiru son of Abigad eight as from one portion which he had dedicated to the work of the SGYL for the life of himself and the life of his sons.

Sources (list of abbreviations)
Hatra No. 191
Hatra No. 192
Hatra No. 245


Dijkstra 1995, 210-212Dijkstra, Klaas. Life and Loyalty. A Study in the Socio-Religious Culture of Syria and Mesopotamia in the Graeco-Roman Period Based on Epigraphical Evidence. Religions in the Graeco-Roman World 128. Leiden, New York, Cologne: E. J. Brill 1995.

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