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.

Deputy: Ur.
Governor: Urlama
Date: The year Harshi and Hamurti were defeated.


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