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Cuneiform Tablet

20 November 2023

Sumerian, 2035 BC
Acc #: 97.68, James Logie Memorial Collection
From the Collection of Dr HD Broadhead


A clay tablet inscribed on both sides with Sumerian cuneiform script. According to Professor D.J. Wiseman, (University of London, 1971), this is an administrative tablet, probably a receipt for sheep, which are described in lines 1-2.

It is dated 25th day, month IV, in the "year after the great ship Dara was launched" or the third year of Su-Su'en of Ur (3rd Dynasty), ie. 2035 BC.

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