Lagash II, Gudea (c. 2141-2122 B.C.E.)
A “gur” is a unit of measurement, the same idea as a cubic foot (of barley, wheat, water, or oil).
A “gan” is a unit of area measurement.
210 less 2 gan (of land)
2 Kanu 1200 less 120 (c’s 1080 gur)
gur of wheat
200 less 2 gur of aš
130 less 1 gur of gig
total: 2 Karu 1407 gur
of grain, aš, gig.
The consecrated field and
50 gan of pasture land (land of sheep)
The Official Sur-gis-bar-e-du
Year the Temple of Ninsia he built.
(translation by David I. Owen)