This collection of three hundred and seventy Babylonian clay tablets, excavated in Iraq, are largely legal and business records. In addition to receipts for grain, beverages, animals, slaves, and silver, there are letters, pay-lists, contracts, sales, leases,loans, partitions for inheritances, and ancient labels or tags. Written between 2700 and 500 B.C., the cuneiform tablets document early Mesopotamian culture. Each tablet is in the Sumerian or Semitic Babylonian languages of the Near East.
Note: The digitized materials presented here do not represent the whole of the collection. If you are interested in additional materials that have not yet been digitized or made available in Compass, please contact us.
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