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Title: Weights and Measures in Hittite Texts
Author(s): DE ROOS, J.
Journal: Anatolica
Volume: 34    Date: 2008   
Pages: 1-6
DOI: 10.2143/ANA.34.0.2031562

Abstract :
Although in the last twenty years much has been said about the subject, the author discusses in more detail the weights and measures of objects mentioned in Hittite texts, especially in the votive texts. The aim of this article is to investigate whether there was a fixed standard for the weight (and/or dimensions) of the various objects related to the donor and the purpose of the gift. It must be borne in mind that offerings are also mentioned in the prayers and that the same applies to them as to the promised objects. As genre, the prayers are not mentioned again.

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