TARTARIA ROUND TABLET. Sumerian approach.1


Note                                                                                                                                                                          There is a paper of a bulgarian scientist RUMEN KOLEV :                                                                          ПЛОЧКИТЕ ОТ ТАРТАРИЯ И ЧАШАТА ОТ СУВОРОВО – ДВА „НАДПИСА” НА РАННАТА ДУНАВСКА КУЛТУРА И РАЗШИФРОВАНЕТО ИМ Румен Колев http://www.su-varna.org/izdanij/Magazin%201%20conf/Pages%20from%2046%20to%2053.pdf

 wich go close to my conclusions of my sumerian aproach, but he choosed :                                                     –not to precise identify each sumerian sign and show sumerian appearance and name. But luckily enough he succeded to corect identify many of them (bull/cattle, god, temple, branch/corn, altar, idea of offering, >> =sign “RU”,etc.). Where he has the sun sign, I have the (sun)GOD sign wich is close.                                      All this green underlined are common with mines !

 Either don’t know why                                                                                                                                             – he not took the tablets separately and choosed to get meanings reading them only as beeing superposed.                                                                                                                                                                     —————————————————————————————————————————————-            TARTARIA ROUND TABLET 100% sumerian signs !?



Prehistoric writing systems https://www.biblicaltraining.org/library/writing
“must be projected from the later known to the earlier unknown. The oldest known written documents were excavated at the site of ancient Uruk (Biblical Erech, Gen 10:10), and were inscribed about 3000 b.c. These are Sumer. tablets inscribed with economic texts in the non-Semitic, non-Indo-European Sumer. language. However recent investigation has demonstrated that the writing system of the Uruk and all later Sumer. texts was prob. not the invention of the Sumerians, although they undoubtedly modified and expanded it to fit their essentially monosyllabic language.
1. These unknown literary predecessors of the Sumerians have been called Proto-Euphrateans, from their apparent place of settlement (B. Landsberger, “Mezopotamya ’da Mendeniyetin Doğuṩu,” Ankara Universitesi Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Dergisi [1943-1945]). Some debate has ensued as to who these people were and from where they had come, but until an identifiable Proto-Euphratean settlement is excavated the problems will remain unsolved. However, the discovery in Rumanian Transylvania of an early neolithic village, Tartaria, with a cache of several tablets, all dated by stratigraphy to earlier than 3000 b.c., has enhanced the possibility that the elusive Proto-Euphrateans will be found. A comparison of Uruk and Tartaria signs is shown in figure 2. Perhaps the best solution is simply to denote the Tartaria texts as Proto-Balkan-Danubian. There is little question but that still older and more dispersed written materials will be discovered since the Proto-Balkan-Danubian signs appear to be at least logographic if not already syllabic.
3. Although the Uruk and Tartaria systems are the oldest now known, they were soon followed by a number of scripts of equally unknown origin and as yet quite resistant to decipherment. These all arose in Western Asia and are more hieroglyphic in the sense that the pictographic character of their execution is more obvious. Unlike either of the older systems they seem to be closer to simplified drawings of objects. Also the multiplicity of signs seems to indicate more than a syllabic system, although such a judgment is speculative. Sometime after 3000 b.c., the people of southwestern Iran known as Elamites produced an elaborate writing system called by scholars, Proto-Elamite. The Elamite language is non-Semitic and non-Indoeuropean. It is not related to any other known language, and so the texts as yet defy decipherment. From the placement of what appears to be numerical signs it is judged that they, like the Uruk texts, are economic in content. Dating from a slightly later time, there is a set of symbols on seals and inscribed pottery and metallic sheets. These were fabricated about 2300 b.c. at a group of towns on the Indus River, located at Harappa, Mohenjodaro and Chanhudaro. Specimens of the Proto-Elamite and Proto-Indic signs are seen in figure 3. Hieroglyphics are usually associated with Egypt about whose writing system the name was coined. In the oldest glyptic representations an early almost pictographic form of sign is found. These are on the slate plates, or palettes excavated at Hieraconpolis in Upper Egypt. These palettes yield scenes of the campaigns of ancient prehistoric Egypt. rulers. Although attempts have been made to associate them with known historical figures there is little to base final conclusions upon other than the obvious interpretation of the pictographs (fig. 3). Just what the stages in the later development of the elaborate hieroglyphic system were is now lost but some relationships can be deduced. Before the full blown Egyptian system was completed and, in fact, prior to its founding, the Proto-Euphratean, later Sumer. syllabary had been established and was to be the dominant writing of the Near East from 3000 to 500 b.c. In time the Uruk signs became stylized, and the streamlined and uniform strokes became known as “nail-shaped,” “wedgeshaped” writing in Eng., Keilschrift in Ger., but the French name has stuck as it was derived from the Lat. “cuneus”—“forma.”
The semasiographic
systems fall into three categories: a. Pictographs, simple cartoonlike illustrations of universal recognizance value, such as a picture of an animal or structure with its unique characteristics made obvious, e.g. figure 1: a. Phraseographs, usually several pictographs arranged to indicate an action but sufficiently interrelated that in time they become one effective unit, often the verbal or action indicator in pictographic scripts, e.g. figure 1: b. Logographs are word symbols where one word in 1:1 correspondence with one sign is understood although it is neither drawn visually nor indicated phonetically. Often like the other two types it is totally separate from the languages of the writer or reader. Livestock brands, ownership marks, certain ligatured abbreviations and even trade marks fall into this category. Modern examples abound in such logographs as, “&,” “7-UP,” or “$,” none of which have any relationship whatsoever to the words with which they are read, or the notions with which they are associated. Ancient writing systems often contain so many logograms that the meaning of a text is utterly unintelligible. Another disconcerting aspect of logographs is that they become so completely conventionalized and stylized that like some pictographs the original meaning is lost. In some ancient documents the actual word meant is never written out. It is systematically symbolized with a logogram. The result is that the actual word in the language is unknown, as if all “ands” in the Eng. language should be replaced by “&,” and in time the full spelling of “and” became lost. Some representative logographs are shown for comparison 1:c. Along with and slightly after the rise of the semasiographic systems, the language based phonographic systems appeared in the developing writing systems. Ultimately these tend to ward pure symbolic representation of speech but they fall short due to the necessity to economize the number of signs. This economy usually leads to “polyphony” where one sign has more than one phonetic sound attached to it. It is this difficulty which so aggravates Eng. spelling.
2.Again, as with the semasiographic systems three related phonographic systems arose. They are: a. Syllabic in which every sign represents not simply a unitary sound but also a combination of vowel or vowel plus consonant or consonant plus vowel or in the extreme consonant plus vowel plus consonant. Such a system works quite well with certain types of languages which have monosyllabic words; b. Phonemic systems have one sign for one sound, either a vowel or a consonant. Most syllabaries have dispersed within them perfectly sound phonetic alphabets; c. Subphonemic or, as they may be called, prosodic systems are made up of elaborate diacriticals which like musical notations indicate all nuances of the spoken word.
My note. Hmm….Proto-Euphratean later Sumer…why not? Read,think and say nothing:
Gr. πέλεκυς pelekus (double bited axe) compared with
Full text of “Bomhard – A Critical Review of Dolgopolsky’s Nostratic …
https://archive.org/…/BomhardACriticalReviewOfDolgopolskysNostraticDictionary/Bo…Nostratic macrofamily
Pal[y]:”to split,to divide” …… *palUKu ‘axe, hammer’: weak. 1717.

Pelekus,yes… but Mycenaean a-qi—ja—i ‘axe’;?

The Nostratic Macrofamily: A Study in Distant Linguistic Relationship
Allan R. Bomhard, ‎John C. Kerns





A N I S T O R I T O N [http://www.anistor.gr/english/enback/2016_2e_Anistoriton.pdf
15] Davis (2014) made the following statements about Linear-A (see also: [2]): “As for Linear A itself: the language behind the script appears to contain a fairly standard phonemic inventory, though there are hints of additional, more exotic phonemes. The morphology of the language appears to involve affixation, a typical mode of inflection in human languages. The presence of significant prefixing tends to rule out PIE as a parent language, while the word-internal vowel alternations typical of Afroasiatic verbal inflection are nowhere to be found in this script. In the end, Linear A appears most likely to represent a non-IE, nonAfroasiatic language, perhaps with agglutinative tendencies, and perhaps with VSO word order.” If not for the same reasons as explained in [2] above, this could well be supportive for our argument, since the only well-known and sufficiently documented and studied agglutinative language of Eastern Mediterranean and Near East area in the 3rd – 2nd millennia BC was none other but the Sumerian. The documents and studies about the other probably agglutinative language, the Hurrian (Diakonov & Starostin 1986), are much less numerous, while the phonetic values of the Aegean scripts clearly denote their Sumerian origin (Kenanidis 2013, 1992). However, Kenanidis & Papakitsos (2015, p. 339) are of the opinion that the largest part of the extant Linear-A corpus conveys a Semitic (probably Akkadian) language, with few inscriptions conveying Luwian, and hardly any extant inscriptions convey Sumerian which was the language of the inventors of the Cretan Protolinear script.

Tablet replica made by myself:


Some days before I revised/overhauled the “sumerian aproach” of the tablet signs.(To be noticed,in the paper I will make three ways/kind of aproaches for every sign in the tablet:as icons,syllabograms and as letters)

My surprise was that all the signs were found in pre-cuneiform sumerian signs library.
From technical point of view, my opinion is that upon the signs seems not to be scrachted or drawn by an proper sumerian One know they used round sticks/styluses, at one edge sharpened and at the other 90 deg. precisele cut, Here we have not much the case.

Out of the first sign quite approach, is not my intention to read the rest of possible those sumerian signs cause:

– “If” could be sumerian signs the difficulty is great especially due the fact that there are pre-cuneiform signs and the meaning/message could not be exactly determined,
– I have no necessary level of expertise.
-When I get close to those tablets some 10 years before I was strucked by the close ressemblance to letters.
Out of some 2 max.3 signs wich was very difficult to be included,in every of twoo writing systems (archaic greek alphabetic and linear B) the tablet culd be read.
From those 3 signs I give exemple:
– 1.+++++ sign (with 5 strokes), 2.bow-arrow sign and 3.>> sign for archaic greek reading ; (those signs were used much intensevely in carian, not to mention that there are equal chances to be written by carians ;
when I counted the signs carian won upon archaic greek… but carian signs were taken from greeks! So upon the expected age of the tablets,not sufficent old)
– 1.D shape signs,
Ooops! One fellow encountered same difficulty with D-shape sign, but even when get close D=moon does not continued and in the rest is quite out of matter.                            From https://cogniarchae.com/2015/10/29/tartaria-tablets-connection-between-vinca-and-proto-linear-b-script/
So now, the hardest part. What are these D and O shaped signs. Even though they look like Latin letters, we don’t really see them in Linear scripts. EXCEPT in their measuring system.                                                                                                                                                   In some texts I read on the Tărtăria tablets sign “D” is represented as a symbol of the moon. It is interesting to see that in Linear B it represents volume, possibly given on a monthly bases. The second thing that is important to mention is that other signs represented in the lower part of the picture mean units of measurement. At the same time have phonetic value. (ie PE, ZE, MO…) So it is safe to say that if our D  sign was really a unit of measurement, it also had a phonetic value. If so, what could it be? I believe it could be MO, even though MO is already a value of a different sign on a picture above.”
2.bow-arrow sign and if I remember 3.>> sign for linear B reading,
At the first glance one take notice of the cross division of the tablet or equal-cross drawn lines.
There are many opinions regarding the cross sign origin and supposed attached meaning in the course of the history.
For exemple the very begining, out of some paleolithic carvings, sumerians used very early round tokens with cross inscribed wich they used to record and mean sheep.

From https://cdli.ucla.edu/tools/SignLists/protocuneiform/archsigns.html


UDU~b sheep/many?

http://enenuru.net/pdfs/SumerianFreq100_1500.pdf LU:”to be abundant”

Tokens and Writing: the Cognitive Development Denise Schmandt Besserat


But later was the sun-god icon


Cause of the sun-cross relation the tablet got 2-nd name Tablita-Soare(rom.) “THE SUN TABLET”
This cross was found also in Egypt related to Osiris and ressurection.
The Sun, resurection and its related icon and cross icon were before and at the origin of christian religion.


First will begin with lower-right quarter.


Picture of the quarter,taken from Moonlight in Romania: The Tărtăria Tablets /Keith Massey http://aplaceofbrightness.blogspot.ro/2008/11/moonlight-in-romania-tartaria-tablets_21.html






See the red sign Tart RED

or No7:


For me this shape is conducting me to the idea of kind of portable altar with flames on upper side:



This sign consists of ka (again referencing head/mouth) and li. At this point, what li is becomes important. Here is a look at two versions of the li sign from the archaic period(courtesy of the CDLI archaic sign list):
(This in middle is “KAxLI”=”head-mouth)
Another researcher (Andi Kaulins) found also SA,

Possible the sign contain in it


As may be guessed by the early sign form, the li sign represented a plant – specifically (as Labat entry 59 relates) it is burāšu = “juniper.” This ka x li sign has the value of TU6 which means “incantation.” I had correspondence with a very bright student some years ago, Adam Johnson, who studied Sumerian, Akkadian and Eblaite incantations at UCLA. He pointed out TU6 has been written with the sign ka x li (head/mouth + juniper) since the Ur III period. He also mentioned that ka could be read in its more abstract sense of inim “word”.

Perhaps one might interpret the sign ka x li as referring to “pure speech” since juniper was in fact an important divine purifier from the Ur III period on? On another thread here at enenuru, we documented the uses of juniper as mediator between heaven an earth, something it seems to accomplish ritually as burnt incense, and by means of its pure fragrance. For context behind the use of juniper as purifying in incantation texts, and for some notion of why juniper may be ritually important enough to signify incantation (as ka x li means TU6) see the incense thread.

The second sign near-by on the right side seems to be the icon of a sky-deity
Somebody article (to be checked!)

The Symbol of Shamash http://www.darkstar1.co.uk/ds17.html
”Given that the 1st Century Romans had inexplicably re-launched the Persian cult of Mithras, a ‘sun-god’ whose ritual practices had much in common with Early Christianity, then it may be equally possible that this coin carries forward the very ancient tradition of the Mesopotamian winged disc.  However, I would question the bland assumption that all these symbols represent the Sun.
For instance, the shrine at Larsa devoted to the ‘sun-god’ Utu/Shamash is represented by quite different symbolism, that of ‘the crescent-with-sun-disc on top of an altar or tower temple with water at its base’  (4).  This symbol includes two stars above the upturned crescent.  The Egyptologist David Rohl notes that these depictions were often rotated to become more recognisable cuneiform symbols.

Thus, if we rotate this Shamash’s early symbol from Larsa 180 degrees, we obtain a disc within a crescent, accompanied by two stars.  We seem to have the archetypal Mesopotamian and ancient Egyptian winged disc, complete with its two uraei.  These uraei are two ‘divine cobras’ that are often shown as smaller discs attached to the central disc by two wavy lines.  All of these symbols, then, appear to have a common framework, and this is in keeping with the Roman coin.”
But when checked.…great pleasing surprise”:
A Companion to Greek Mythology https://books.google.ro/books?isbn=1444396935
Ken Dowden, ‎Niall Livingstone -Thus, the Akkadian Nergal (god of the Underworld) may have been viewed as meaning ‘Lord of the Great City (Sumerian EN.URU.GAL).14 The Ugaritic Mot was king of this subterranean city: … (KTU 1.5 ii 13–16) This ‘concave kingdom’ is described in words which parodied the mountain dwelling of Baal, king of the gods.
From http://enenuru.proboards.com/thread/657/
Name Cuneiform Additional information Source
(den-uru2) Retinue of Šamaš RlA2/p40


En [En]

close to priest-lord


This stands for – divine name + the sign UNU – . What is interesting to note is that these geographical names, for example UD+UNU (Larsa), or SHESH+UNU (Ur), seem to be direct adaptions of the Early protoliterate City Seals. This becomes clearer still when we note the cuneiform sign UNU, a part of the geographical names, (when flipped vertical) appears to be a direct adaption from the ‘base’ or ‘stand’ in the seals. It symbolises the abode of the deity, so UD+UNU, is the home of the Sun god, and the UNU is a part of his temple or ziggurat. And here we see the ePSD entry for unu as dwelling:

Read more: http://enenuru.proboards.com/thread/142/city-seals-early-political-alliances#ixzz58xP8fo57
This stands for – divine name + the sign UNU – . What is interesting to note is that these geographical names, for example UD+UNU (Larsa), or SHESH+UNU (Ur), seem to be direct adaptions of the Early protoliterate City Seals. This becomes clearer still when we note the cuneiform sign UNU, a part of the geographical names, (when flipped vertical) appears to be a direct adaption from the ‘base’ or ‘stand’ in the seals. It symbolises the abode of the deity, so UD+UNU, is the home of the Sun god, and the UNU is a part of his temple or ziggurat. And here we see the ePSD entry for unu as dwelling:

“unu [DWELLING] (1511x: Lagash II, Ur III, Old Babylonian) wr. unu6; unu2; unu “banquet; dining hall; the most sacred part of a temple; seat, throne; dwelling, domicile, abode; temple” Akk. mākalû; mūšabu; usukku; šubtu”


From https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DT_WSLrf76g/SSNCIVGnLGI/AAAAAAAAAC4/3y1gwcGR4os/s1600/NEgrid.JPG

Upper sign,


First sign in the row,
Much sure,

http://enenuru.net/pdfs/SumerianFreq100_1500.pdf NINDA(GAR):”BREAD” GAR: ”to PLACE” Nig2 (GAR) :”THING”

Reduplicated ,”GAR GAR”= plural“bread”“ >> BREADS

120FB  GAR, NINDA [11296x] = bread, pastry, baked, food – determinative &ninda; bread / baked items | cf. less common12252  NINDA2 | gar(gar) [2505x] = place, to put, lay down; to give in place of something, replace; to posit (math.) | nig2(nig2) [1641x] = thing, possesion; something | nindan

Not sure for BURa, cause is stripped

Not 2(LAGAB~a)


Much sure,




http://enenuru.net/pdfs/SumerianFreq100_1500.pdf LAGAB:”watercourse”




Sign on the left side,


http://enenuru.net/pdfs/SumerianFreq100_1500.pdf tuš (KU) :”to sit”
121AA  KU = backside | DAB5 [8723x] = to seize, take, hold; to bind; to envelop, overwhelm; to choose (by extispicy); to accept; to take charge of | TUKUL, TUŠ = sit, seated | cf. 12089
]Sumerian Lexicon – IS MU
by JA Halloran .. ku: to base, found, build; to lie down

Attention,Ku have 3 variants:

Sumerian Lexicon – IS MU
https://is.muni.cz/el/1421/jaro2013/PAPVB_13/um/…/Halloran_version_3.pdf by JA Halloran ku: to base, found, build; to lie down (reduplication class) [KU archaic frequency: 64; concatenates 3 sign variants]. kú: (cf., gu7).kù: (cf., kug).

On the right side also already seen “D- letter shape”
Wich could be GAR

120FB  GAR, NINDA [11296x] = bread, pastry, baked, food – determinative &ninda; bread / baked items | cf. less common12252  NINDA2 | gar(gar) [2505x] = place, to put, lay down; to give in place of something, replace; to posit (math.) | nig2(nig2) [1641x] = thing, possesion; something | nindan (ninda) [149x] = pole; unit of length; 12 ?? | ŠA2, | LIMMU = 4 | cf. 122E9


KU ; GAR = (food) offering, sacrifice; meal(-time); (stone) bowl; a priest
“is sitting/take,accept” ; “bread”
Base,build,lie down = = place, to put, lay down; to give in place

New Indology: Sumerian and Indo-European: a surprising connection
Sum. kug ‘pure; bright, shining, silver’, gug ‘(to be) bright’, PIE *k’u-k-, Skt. śuci ‘clean, pure’, śukra ‘bright, white’, śukti ‘pearl oyster’, Greek kyknos ‘swan, white …. However, from the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary GAR appears to be normally used in compounds as synonym of niĝ ‘thing, possession’.

KU-GAR: “pure/shining thing”

Or could be BUR?

BUR [85x] = (food) offering, sacrifice; meal(-time); (stone) bowl; a priest |bur [67x] = a unit of.

If read Ku-Bur,KUBUR :

Maximillien De Lafayette – 2014 – ‎Education
Pubur: Sumerian. Noun. The underground. Pubur: Sumerian. Noun. a- Graves. b- Tombs. c- The netherworld. d- The underworld (Kurnugi). e-World of the dead. Hubur “Khubur” in Akkadian. Hubur “Khubur” in Sumerian. Kubur in Arabic means graves, tombs, cemeteries. Synonyms in Arabic, Persian (Farsi), Urdu and …


This reading is consistent with the overall aspects of archeological findings !

KU ; GAR =
“is sitting/take,accept” ; “bread
Base,build,lie down =the same= place, to put, lay down; to give in place
Sit – possesion
KU ; BUR (food) offering, sacrifice; meal(-time); (stone) bowl; a priest

The Archaeomusicology of the Ancient Near East
Richard J. Dumbrill  Akkadian rendition of Sumerian sirkuga, meaning ‘sacred song”…

Tones in Sumerian – jstor
by P Haupt -. The gloss kuga is a synonym of giga ..

http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/edition2/etcslgloss.php?lookup=c4801.283&charenc=gcirc&sn=ON kug-ga kug shining

Was Eridu The First City in Sumerian Mythology?1 – ResearchGate
concludes that in Sumerian mythology we can call Eridu one of the most sacred religious and cultural centres … the inhabitants of Sumer already in the beginning of the 3rd millennium, although the archaeological evidence from his Eridu ….. kuga—the “king of the holy mountain.” …the “primordial” god Lugaldukuga—the “king of the holy mountain.”




From upper 2 signs,first in the left side,

Close shape, but differnt to our sign ! the folowing:
IGI :”eye”file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/Whittaker_-_The_Case_for_Euphratic_-_BulletinGeorgNatlAcadSci2008.pdf

Sign from https://cdli.ucla.edu/tools/SignLists/protocuneiform/archsigns/IGI.jpg

BA (has exact shape; on the left side at us rounded)

BA ba, be4
ba, ‘to give’) http://www.sumerian.org/prot-sum.htm
Found also (+): “split,divide into shares,share,halve,to allot,creature,thresh,tool
bà: liver; liver model; omen.

Close shape, but differnt to our sign ! the folowing:

On the right side, the second seems to be two > signs :>>,

http://www.sumerian.org/prot-sum.htm dù(‘), ru: n., work; totality. v., to build, make; to mould, cast; to erect something on the ground; to raise up; to set up; to plant; to fasten, apply. ru: n., present, gift. v., to blow; to give; to send (cf., rúg).
I found RU:”field,defeat,release,poor out,impregnate”
or two

(so plural LISZ-LISZ ?)
PAa – sign,

PA ĝidru, ḫendur, kumx, kun2, mu6, mudru, pa, sag3, sig3, ux, ugula

http://www.sumerian.org/sumerian.pdf pàd, pà: to show, reveal; to choose, call; to seek; to find; to declare; to swear, take an oath; to choose out of (with ablative prefix) (pà-dè in sing. marû; pà-pà-dè in plural marû) (sprout, branch + to go out; cp., pa…éd, ‘to show; to make appear’; cf., ér…pàd) [PA3 archaic frequency: 30].

!! The same sign in Linear B “PA2”!!
http://www.sumerian.org/prot-sum.htm pa4,5,6(-r):irrigation ditch, small canal, dike.
I found PA:”foreman,overseer”
museumaconicoparanaense.com/…/1800_Dicionario%20Sumerio%20(Lexicon).doc pa-TAR: cut-off branches/twigs (‘branch’ + ‘to cut off’).



Give/Omen Build,make,plant


BA – RU – PA ?

A bārû, in ancient Mesopotamian religion, is a practitioner of a form of divination based on hepatoscopy, reading of omens from a liver of a sacrificial animal, known as bārûtu. Baru began the divination ceremony by first addressing the oracle gods, Šamaš and Adad, with prayers and benedictions,

Full text of “Egyptian Civilization: Its Sumerian Origin and Real …
Prabhu, the Sanskrit word here, means ” ruler, master, lord,” * and it is in series with his prefixed title of Pra, obviously derived from the Sumerian Par, Bar or Baru, ” lord ”

La médecine sacrée à Sumer par Marguerite Enderlin – 3e millénaire …
Jla médecine sacrée à Sumer, l’on est stupéfait de voir à quel point le …. Dans leurs différents titres, on relève entre autres les mots : BARU qui signifie devin ; SHITA : celui qui annule les mauvais sorts ;

122D6. SHITA / šita [17x] = priest; ~ figurine.


I found first twoo close signs in a row meaning PA ! Cose cause the arrow is not passing over chord/string as we have on tablet.But who knows possible not intended to depass but failed !?
PA3 https://cdli.ucla.edu/tools/SignLists/protocuneiform/archsigns.html


In this case upper 2 signs=PA
Underneath,also PA
1800_Dicionario Sumerio(Lexicon).doc
pa-pah: cella, inner sanctum of a temple (cf., Orel & Stolbova #1926, *pah- “close, lock”).

Papahanu (Inner Cellas) …

bùru(-d), bùr: n., opening; receptacle; hole; mine; depth (Akk. buuru ‘cistern, well’, cf., Orel & Stolbova #164, *ba’Vr-/*bu’Vr- “well, pit”; could also be Sumerian from, ub4 , ‘cavity, hole’, + úr, ‘floor’ – the u vowel especially correlates with round objects or openings). v., to receive; to bore through, pierce; to break into (a house)


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