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From a Bruce Rogers Folio, this leaf is from a limited edition of Sir Thomas More's "Utopia", printed in New York at the Rudge Press. The recto side is marked 21 and has a definition of lewd in the margin. The verso side is marked as page 22. Only 1500 copies were printed in 1937. This is an English translation of More's work.
Babylonian Clay Tablet, approximately 2500 BCE
A Babylonian clay tablet, ca. 2500 BCE with Cuneiform Characters. The development of clay tablets are man's earliest form of writing and are attributed to the Mesopotamian culture. This tablet is from Babylonian Excavations. It was purchased in Amuda, Syria.
Babylonian Cylinder Seal, approximately 1700 BCE
A Babylonian Cylinder Seal, ca. 1700 BCE containing Sumarian inscriptions and was excavated at Amlash, Mesopotamia. A relief of the inscription is shown on the accompanying piece of clay.
Egyptian Papyrus, approx. 1500-1100 BCE or the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasty. A piece from the "Book of the Dead," this would have been buried with the person they honored. There is a small illustration in it accompanied by hieroglyphics written with lamp-black or charcoal mixed with water and an adhesive.
Book of the Dead, Egyptian papyrus leaf
A leaf from "The Book of the Dead" written on Egyptian papyrus. Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasty. This fragment was burned sometime in its recent history, and therefore was mounted on paper in order to preserve it. The ink was made of plain lamp-black or charcoal mixed with water and an adhesive added.
Egyptian Scarab, ca. 1000 BCE with hieroglyphics. The piece of clay shows the hieroglyphs of the bottom of this Scarab. These were used as the signatures of ancient Egyptians.