Early Writing Tablet

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Jade Koekoe
published on 08 November 2016

This table is made of clay and was found in Southern Iraq (3100-3000 BCE). Early writing was used as a way to keep track of the administration and it was only in later years its uses evolved. Early writing in Mesopotamia was made by pressing a reed stylus into the clay.

This image was taken at the National Museum of Australia in the travelling exhibition A History of the World in 100 (and 1) Objects.

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About the Author

Jade Koekoe
Jade is a Librarian with an avid interest in Roman and Greek architecture and ancient Middle-Eastern cultures.

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Koekoe, J. (2016, November 08). Early Writing Tablet. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6023/early-writing-tablet/

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