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By T. M. Sharlach

Shulgi-simti is a vital instance of a lady focused on sponsoring spiritual actions notwithstanding having a relatives lifestyles. An Ox of One’s personal could be of curiosity to Assyriologists, rather these drawn 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., considered one of King Shulgi’s many other halves. Her beginning 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 spiritual 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 a unprecedented instance of a queen engaging in women’s faith, possibly strange simply because they are saying she got here from overseas. The conclusions of this booklet are really different.
An Ox of One’s personal lays out the proof that one other girl used to be queen at the moment in Nippur whereas Shulgi-simti lived in Ur and used to be a third-ranking concubine at most sensible, with few fiscal assets. Shulgi-simti’s non secular workouts focused on a quartet of north Babylonian goddesses.

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