Tablet with Hellenistic King List

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 April 2016
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Written in Babylonian in the cuneiform inscription, this tablet lists the names and dates of several Seleucid kings. After Alexander's death, the Persian Empire fractured. Mesopotamia and Syria became part of the Seleucid Empire, with their capital at Seleucia on the Tigris. During the 2nd century BCE, the eastern parts of this empire were lost to local dynasts. The most important of these was based in Parthia, where Mithradates established his capital at Nisa. From Babylon, Mesopotamia, Iraq. 2nd century BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 07). Tablet with Hellenistic King List. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4834/tablet-with-hellenistic-king-list/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Tablet with Hellenistic King List." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 07, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4834/tablet-with-hellenistic-king-list/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Tablet with Hellenistic King List." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Apr 2016. Web. 04 Aug 2021.