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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 02 November 2016
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This hoard contained 23 bars of gold, several bars of silver, rings, pieces of scrap, and a silver figurine. The pieces were cut for specific transactions or other reasons, but not to conform to a weight standard. In making payments, it was often not the actual metal that changed hands. Rather, agreed amounts or weights of metal were the units of account that were recorded. From El-Amarna, modern-day Egypt. 18th Dynasty, 13352-1336 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, November 02). El-Amarna Hoard. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5873/el-amarna-hoard/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "El-Amarna Hoard." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 02, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5873/el-amarna-hoard/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "El-Amarna Hoard." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Nov 2016. Web. 19 Jul 2024.