A 5-day Ration List Tablet from Jemdet Nasr

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 April 2016

On this clay tablet, the lines are read from left to right and the day numbers appear at the left side (days 1-5). Several different types of rations were issued, possibly bread. Each line mentions the name of the recipient or the destination of issue. Probably from Jemdet Nasr, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Jemdet Nasr Period, 3000-2900 BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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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). A 5-day Ration List Tablet from Jemdet Nasr. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4856/a-5-day-ration-list-tablet-from-jemdet-nasr/

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