Most Important Cuneiform Objects 61-70

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61. The Daiva inscription of Xerxes

With the help of Ahuramazda, Xerxes roots out 'false religions'. More information...

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Provenience:
Period: Achaemenid (547-331 BC)
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62. A cross for the bull-man

A horde of objects which display interesting imagery and relation between object and text. More information...

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


63. A literary catalog

The incipits of Sumerian literary texts are contained in this catalogue, which may have been a mere inventory of may reflect the curriculum in Old Babylonian Nippur. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Nippur
Period: Late Old Babylonian (ca 1800-1595 BC)
Current location: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia (UM 29-15-155)


64. Astrolabe B

The best preserved text witness of a text known as 'Astrolabe B' contains a bilingual menology of each month of the year as well as a star catalogue. More information...

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


65. Middle Assyrian Literary Catalogue

This is the most extensive catalogue of hymns and songs originally containing the initial words of about 400 such songs. More information...

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


66. The pedestal of Tukulti-Ninurta I

A cult object with an intriguing representation of divinity, and a major innovation in Assyrian narrative art. More information...

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


67. Zodiac Compilation Tablet

An annotated map of the Babylonian sky with associated omens and hemerology. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience: Uruk, modern Warka
Period: Hellenistic (323-63 BC)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris (AO 6448) and Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin (VAT 7487)


68. Graeco Babyloniaca

A unique group of cuneiform tablets with Greek transliterations on the reverse which give a window onto the decline of cuneiform writing. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience:
Period: Hellenistic (323-63 BC)
Current location: British Museum, London and Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


69. Lord Aberdeen's Black Stone

Esarhaddon develops a cryptic form of Assyrian hieroglyphs. More information...

Artifact: Stone monument
Provenience: Nineveh
Period: Neo-Assyrian (ca. 911-612 BC)
Current location:


70. Ninurta-paqidat's Dog Bite

A humorous text which mocks the medical profession and the comic possibilities of bilingual communication. More information...

Artifact: Clay tablet
Provenience:
Period: Neo-Babylonian (ca. 626-539 BC)
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