Most Important Cuneiform Objects 11-20

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11. The Middle Assyrian Laws, A

A law collection famously including some of the oldest written regulations on women’s behaviour. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Assur
Period: Middle Assyrian (ca. 1400-1000 BC)
Current location: Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin


12. The Cylinders of Gudea

A set of large cylinders inscribed with a Sumerian hymnic composition in which king Gudea receives instructions in a dream to build a temple. More information...

Artifact: Clay cylinders (and fragments)
Provenience: Girsu, modern Tello
Period: Lagash II (ca. 2200-2100 BC)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris


13. Treaty between Hattushili III and Ramesses

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Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Hattusa, modern Boghazköi
Period: Middle Babylonian period (ca. 1400-1000 BC)
Current location: Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul


14. The Macehead of Mesilim

An important historical object from ancient Girsu mentioning Mesilim, king of Kish. More information...

Artifact: Stone macehead
Provenience: Girsu, modern Tello
Period: ED IIIa (ca. 2600-2500 BC)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris


15. The Black Obelisk

A Neo-Assyrian monument with a description of military triumphs, colourful images of exotic animals, and the earliest known depiction of an Israelite. More information...

Artifact: Monument, stone
Provenience: Nimrud
Period: Neo-Assyrian (ca. 911-612 BC)
Current location: British Museum, London


16. Bassetki statue

An inscription which provides evidence for the deification of Naram-Sin on the base of one of the most extraordinary works of Akkadian art. More information...

Artifact: Copper monument
Provenience: Bassetki
Period: Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 BC)
Current location: National Museum of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq (IM 77823)


17. The Ebla "Sign-list"

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A key to the pronunciation of cuneiform signs from the third millennium B.C.. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Ebla
Period: ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340)
Current location: National Museum of Syria, Idlib


18. The Statue of Idrimi of Alalakh mb_idrimi.jpg

The autobiography of a 2nd millennium king. More information...

Artifact: Stone statue
Provenience: Alalakh
Period: Middle Babylonian (ca. 1400-1000 BC)
Current location: British Museum, London


19. Banquet Stela of Assurnasirpal II

Assurnasirpal II boasts of the lavish feast he threw for tens of thousands of guests to celebrate the inauguration of his new capital. More information...

Artifact: Stele
Provenience: Nimrud
Period: Neo-Assyrian (ca. 911-612 BC)
Current location: British Museum, London


20. The Largest Account of the Archaic Period sb2801.jpg

An almost completely preserved clay-tablet in proto-Elamite from ancient Susa inscribed with a complicated account.More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Susa, modern Shush
Period: Proto-Elamite (ca. 3300-3000 BC)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris (Sb 2801)

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