Most Important Cuneiform Objects 51-60

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51. Your money or your life

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Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Unclear
Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Current location: Bibliothèque de Versailles, Versailles (BV 20)


52. A temple plan

A rare chance to study ancient architectural planning through text and image. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience:
Period: Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
Current location: John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (JRL 930)


53. Old Assyrian Sargon legend

Or, Sargon – endurance runner. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Kültepe
Period: Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC)
Current location:


54. Old Assyrian testimony

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Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Kültepe
Period: Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC)
Current location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA


55. Gilgamesh P

Gilgamesh makes his first appearance in Akkadian. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience:
Period: Late Old Babylonian Period (ca 1800-1595 BC)
Current location:


56. The political landscape after the Mari-archives

A personal letter describing a political landscape full of competing kings. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience:
Period: Late Old Babylonian Period (ca 1800-1595 BC)
Current location:


57. Agushaya A

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Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience:
Period: Late Old Babylonian Period (ca 1800-1595 BC)
Current location:


58. The Mari ritual

A wealth of information on Mesopotamian cultic ritual, including the use of songs and musicians. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience:
Period: Late Old Babylonian Period (ca 1800-1595 BC)
Current location:


59. Prayer to the Gods of the Night

Invoking the support of gods in the constellations, this Akkadian prayer may have accompanied the slaughtering of a lamb for extispicy after nightfall. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience:
Period: Late Old Babylonian Period (ca 1800-1595 BC)
Current location: State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation (Erm 15642)


60. A song of praise to Amurru

One of the oldest pieces of Akkadian literature, singing the praises of Amurru, god of the steppe-lands. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Period: Old Babylonian Period (ca 1900-1600 BC)
Current location: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK (Ashm 1923-766)


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