Cuneiform Tablet

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

Cuneiform tabletA 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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