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Identifier

Accession 1382

Inclusive Dates

2300 BC - 547 BC

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

6 pieces

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The Cuneiform Tablet Collection consists of six cuneiform tablets ranging from 2300-547 BC. Cuneiform is the oldest known form of writing and was commonly used in the Middle East between 3,200 BC and the second century AD. It was created by pressing a wedge-shaped instrument, usually a cut reed, into moist clay.

Provenance

The Cuneiform Tablet Collection was given to Winthrop in the 1960s.

Copyright

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Cuneiform Tablet Collection - Accession 1382

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