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Cuneiform Tablet

About 2200 BCE

1 15/16 in. x 1 11/16 in. x 9/16 in. (5 cm x 4.3 cm x 1.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2009.18.17
Geography: Asia, Iraq, Tall al-Muqayyar (Ur )
Classification: Documents and Documentary Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Babylonian

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  • Babylonian - Refers to the style and culture of the region of Babylonia in southern Mesopotamia, beginning with the unification of the area in the early 2nd millennium BCE and lasting through the first millennium BCE.
  • cuneiform - Script originally developed for the Sumerian language in the 3rd millennium BCE, consisting of characters made in clay with a wedge-shaped stylus.
  • Mesopotamian glyptic styles - Glyptic styles belonging to Mesopotamian cultures.

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  • Maria deJ. Ellis, Cuneiform Tablets at Bryn Mawr College The Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Cambridge, MA, 1979

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