Marriage and Divorce Documents from the Ancient Near East
New Sumerian Divorce Document
Date: ~2000 BC
Final court decision:
Lu'utu, son of Nigbaba, has divorced Geme'enlil. Officer Dugidu,
testified that Geme'enlil entered into the following contract:
In exchange for 10 shekels I swear by the king that I will not
bring a claim against you.
[He also testified] that [Lu'utu] paid her the 10 shekels.
Date: The year Harshi and Hamurti were defeated.
- Fr. Thureau-Dangin, Recueil de tablettes chaldéennes
- C.J. Gadd, A Sumerian Reading-Book (1924), p. 173.
- Theophile J. Meek, ANET
Last modified 10/4/95