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Foundation Tablet in Gold

Artifact: Foundation Tablet in Gold
Provenience: Dur-Sharrukin
Period: Neo-Assyrian period (ca. 900-600 BC)
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Text genre, language: Royal/Monumental; Akkadian
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Description: Found together with three other inscriptions on precious materials, including silver, the inscription commemorates Sargon II's founding of the Neo-Assyrian capital at Dur-Sharrukin (AO 19933). Typical of inscriptions found in the foundations of official buildings, this one includes information about the royal titulary of the king; his building activities in the city, including palaces and temples; and curse formulae against anyone who may destroy property of the king. (Moudhy Al-Rashid, University of Oxford)

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