An Early Dynastic/Early Sargonic Metro-Mathematical Recombination Text from Umma with Commercial Exercises
Book chapter, 2016

CUNES 52-18-035 is a fairly well preserved Early Dynastic III/Early Sargonic clay tablet (2350-2300 BC), piblished by Vitali Bartash in CUSAS 23(2013), no. 77, as a text from the Umma region. It is a metro-mathematical recombination text with (at least) seven simple but closely related exercises, complete with questions and answers, but with no solution procedures.

Division Problem

Original Amount

Multiplication Exercise

Capacity Measure

Silver Mina


Jöran Friberg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences

Farouk N.H. Al-Rawi

SOAS University of London

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