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George, Andrew (2015) 'On Babylonian lavatories and sewers.' IRAQ, 77. pp. 75-106.

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Abstract

This study begins by examining the archaeological and documentary evidence for lavatories (toilets) and foul-water drains in ancient Mesopotamian dwelling houses. It goes on to investigate the use, etymology and history of the Akkadian word asurrû: in the Old Babylonian period it served mainly as a term for a kind of foul-water drain or “sewer” but later shed that meaning.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
ISSN: 0021-0889
Copyright Statement: © The British Institute for the Study of Iraq 2015. This is the published version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1017/irq.2015.9
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 09:08
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/21501

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