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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


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, Paris (Sb 2801)


14. Figure aux plumes p220632_detail.jpg

A poorly understood stone land-sale document, possibly showing one of the earliest images of an anthropomorphic god in Mesopotamia. More information...

Artifact: Stone tablet
Provenience: Girsu, modern Tello
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 (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: Girsu, modern Tello
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 his lap a drawn plan of Ningirsu's temple More information...

Artifact: Stone statue
Provenience: Girsu, modern Tello
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: Girsu, modern Tello
Period: ED IIIb (ca. 2500-2340)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris


19. 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


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 (ca. 1400-1000 BC)
Current location: British Museum, London (BM 29792)

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