Most Important Cuneiform Objects 21-30

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21. 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)


22. 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)


23. 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



24. 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)


25. 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


26. 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)

27. The Blau Monuments

A third millennium monument with figures in relief, possibly recording the exchange of large tracts of land for other goods More information...

Artifact: Stone
Period: ED I-II (ca. 2900-2700 BC)
Current location: British Museum, London (BM 086260 and BM 086261)


28. The earliest known mathematical exercise

This account represents a hallmark in the history of science and played a role in important studies of the earliest numerical systems. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Uruk, modern Warka
Period: Uruk IV (ca. 3350-3200 BC)
Current location: University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg (W 19408,76+)


29. The Laws of Ur-Nammu

Written in Sumerian, this is the earliest known law collection from ancient Mesopotamia. More information...

Artifact: Clay cylinder
Provenience: Unknown
Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Current location: Schøyen Collection, Oslo (MS 2064)


30. An early literary catalogue

A rare piece of evidence for the debate regarding the extent of Sumerian literary traditions at the end of the third millennium B.C. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Unknown
Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Current location: Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven (YBC 03654)


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