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Williams, Staunton, Jr.


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Smith College collection of cuneiform tablets

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00044

This collection of three hundred and seventy Babylonian clay tablets was excavated in Iraq. They 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.

Dates of Materials: approximately 2700-500 BCE