An Old Babylonian Serpentine Cuneiform Tablet, An Exceptional Example
AN OLD BABYLONIAN SERPENTINE CUNEIFORM TABLET CIRCA 2000-1800 B.C. The rectangular tablet with an inscription in twelve lines on the obverse, three on the reverse, in Babylonian cuneiform with a list of personal names, indicating that all were present on some occasion, reading, "Bala-Nanna, Nanna-mansum ... , Narâm-Ea, Ur-Ninurta, Nanna-mansum, Ili-iddinash, Nanna-sig, Inim-Nanna, Ipiq-Adad, Ku-Nanna, Narâm-ilishu, Sîn-ennam, Lugal-geshtu-igigal, Sîn-ennam were present" 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.)…
Early Sumerian Tablet -- 3100-2900 BCE -- Discovered in Uruk, (Southern Mesopotamia) -- Details of a land purchase which included one male slave. No further reference provided.
The Imperial Cities Tour of Morocco Began in Casablanca - Travels With Sheila
With zilch to do in Casablanca, Sunday was truly a day of rest for us. We did nothing but sleep, read and eat before heading downstairs for a scheduled group Explore orientation at 7:00 p.m. Surprise, surprise. Instead of the 18 other people we were expecting, there was only guide, Aziz, us and Sharon who […]
Languages And Literature Of Ethiopia
Languages And Literature Of Ethiopia. The inscriptions on the pyramids in Ethiopia consist in part of hieroglyphs strongly resembling the Egyptian; but the language of the two countries was not the sa...
Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing
The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.
Kuninda Drachma - Amoghabhuti Rev.
Silver Drachma, Amoghabhuti Kuninda Kingdom, 2nd C. BCE. 2.07 g. Obv: Deer standing right, crowned by two cobras, attended by Lakshmi holding a lotus flower. Legend in Prakrit (Brahmi script): "Rajnah Kunindasya Amoghabhutisya maharajasya." Rev. Stupa surmounted by the Buddhist symbol triratna, and surrounded by a swastika, a "Y" symbol, and a tree in railing. Kharoshti legend. AIC pg. 146, 1; MACW 4442; Senior pg. 233.