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Cuneiform tablets--Specimens

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Babylonian Clay Tablet, approximately 2500 BCE

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 1, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 1
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: approximately 2500 BCE

Pages from the Past: original leaves from rare books and manuscripts

Identifier: 05-exws_pages

Primarily individual leaves from European or Near Eastern manuscripts or printed books, but also contains leaves from newspapers, pamphlets, as well as several ancient Near and Middle Eastern artifacts, including a Babylonian cuneiform tablet and cylinder seal.

Dates: 2500 BCE-1894 CE; Other: Majority of material found in Bulk 1500-1800 CE