Bread Rations from Mesopotamia

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 April 2016
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In this food issue list, "rations" is written by combining a human head a bowl (a triangular object in front of the head). This combination, in later Sumerian texts, means "to eat". The triangular object was the regular representation of bread. Three different types of numerical symbols were used. 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). Bread Rations from Mesopotamia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4850/bread-rations-from-mesopotamia/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bread Rations from Mesopotamia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 07, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4850/bread-rations-from-mesopotamia/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bread Rations from Mesopotamia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Apr 2016. Web. 05 Aug 2021.