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Most Important Cuneiform Objects 11-20

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11. The Cyrus Cylinder

Famously cited today as a cultural and political document, this text presents Cyrus, king of Persia, as liberator of Babylon. More information...

Artifact: Clay cylinder
Provenience: Babylon?
Period: Achaemenid (547-331 BC)
Current location: British Museum



12. The Macehead of Mesilim

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

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


13. 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 (Sb 2801)


14. Figure aux plumes p220632_detail.jpg

A stone land-sale document with one of the earliest images of an anthropomorphic god in Mesopotamia. More information...

Artifact: Stone tablet
Provenience: Girsu, modern Telloh
Period: Early Dynastic I-II (ca. 2900-2700 BC)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris (AO 221)


15. The Old Assyrian Limmu List image.jpg

A list of years named after officials, one important tool for establishing a chronology of first part of the first millennium B.C. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Kültepe
Period: Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC)
Current location: Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi, Ankara, Turkey (kt 92/k 0193)


16. The Reforms of UruKAgina p222607_detail.jpg

The Sumerian king Urukagina shows he is a just ruler, describing in this document a number of legal and social reforms - including a debt cancellation. More information...

Artifact: Clay cone
Provenience:
Period: ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris



17. Architecte au Plan p431884detail.jpg

On this inscribed statue, seated king Gudea holds in hip lap a drawn plan of Ningirsu's temple More information...

Artifact: Stone statue
Provenience: Girsu, modern Telloh
Period: Lagash II (ca. 2200-2100 BC)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris (AO 2)


18. The Umma-Lagash border conflict p222532_detail.jpg

A series of conflicts over land and irrigation rights, between two neighbouring city-states in Early Dynastic Mesopotamia. More information...

Artifact: Clay cone
Provenience:
Period: ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris


19. The Ebla "Sign-list"

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Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Ebla
Period: ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340)
Current location:


20. EA 17, a letter of the Mitannian king Tushratta to Pharaoh Amenhotep III

In which Tushratta of Mittanni presents Pharaoh Amenhotep III with booty from the land of Hatti. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Amarna
Period: Middle Babylonian period (ca. 1400-1000 BC)
Current location: British Museum, London (BM 29792)

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