Summary Account of Silver for the Governor

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 April 2016
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This almost square-shaped clay tablet records a Sumerian account of silver and other commodities. There are 8 columns of inscriptions; by this stage, the reed strokes are fully wedge-shaped and the writing could convey the Sumerian language in full. Probably from Shuruppak (Fara), Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Early Dynastic III, circa 2500 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). Summary Account of Silver for the Governor. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4854/summary-account-of-silver-for-the-governor/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Summary Account of Silver for the Governor." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 07, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4854/summary-account-of-silver-for-the-governor/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Summary Account of Silver for the Governor." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Apr 2016. Web. 30 Jul 2021.