A Mysterious Fate of a Merchant From Uruk

Dandamayev Magomed A.

This paper is a modified version of the article published by the author under the title «A Babylonian Trader from Uruk» // Babel und Bibel 3 (Winona Lake. 2006. P. 517–521). It deals with business enterprises of Shamash-zer-ibni, son of Nanaja-iddin, a citizen of Uruk who was engaged in overland trade and other routine operations during 555–540 B.C. He is attested as a protagonist in a number of business and legal documents from the archives of the Eanna temple in Uruk.

Keywords: ancient Mesopotamia, Uruk, trade