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Title: The Mari Eponym Chronicle
Subtitle: Reconstruction of the Lay-Out of the Text and the Placement of Fragment C
Author(s): KOLIŃSKI, Rafał
Volume: 41 Date: 2015
The Mari Eponym Chronicle (MEC) is represented by eleven fragments of clay tablets, which were excavated in the palace of king Zimrī-Līm at Mari. These tablets provide precious information on the political developments in Northern Mesopotamia during almost a hundred years. For each year covered by the chronicle, the name of the acting eponym is given, as well as what was considered the most important political event that happened during that year. Following its publication by M. Birot in 1985, various scholars studied this important document. A fresh reconstruction of the text is presented in this article, which also contains a discussion of the possible function of the extant copies.