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Title: The Calendar of the Funerary Cult in Ancient Lagash
Author(s): JAGERSMA, Bram
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 64 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2007
Review article on: CHIODI, Silvia Maria — Offerte «Funebri» nella Lagas presargonica, Vol. I, II. (Materiali per il vocabolario Sumerico — 5/I, 5/II). Università degli Studi di Roma, Roma, 1997.
The balance of this article discusses the funerary cult in a primarily chronological order. Section 2 treats the food offerings during the burial ceremonies. Section 3 discusses the Sumerian word ki-a-naĝ, which denotes a central location for the cult of the dead from the time of burial onwards. Section 4 then takes up the chronological order of events again, treating the calendar of the funerary cult during the Ur III period. Section 5 does the same for the Pre-Sargonic period. Section 6, finally, sums up the main similarities and differences between the earlier and later periods.