Mesopotamian Beer Rations Tablet

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 April 2016
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The temples issued workers with daily rations of barley beer, the staple drink of Mesopotamia. The tablet was impressed with five different types of numerical symbol. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. Late Uruk Period, 3100-3000 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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 07). Mesopotamian Beer Rations Tablet. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4849/mesopotamian-beer-rations-tablet/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Beer Rations Tablet." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 07, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4849/mesopotamian-beer-rations-tablet/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Beer Rations Tablet." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Apr 2016. Web. 04 Aug 2021.