Mesopotamian Record of Barley

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 April 2016
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On this clay tablet, barley appears 4 times, depicted as a single stalk with ears at the top. Emmer wheat is different from barley, by writing numbers with extra strokes. Three different types of numerical symbol were used. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. Late Uruk Period, 3300-3100 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 Record of Barley. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4851/mesopotamian-record-of-barley/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Record of Barley." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 07, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4851/mesopotamian-record-of-barley/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Record of Barley." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Apr 2016. Web. 30 Jul 2021.