Secret Babylonian Numbers

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 August 2017
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A compendium of ancient signs united the knowledge of generations of scholars. It includes pictographic symbols from around 3000 BCE and a secret number for each sign, for encoding texts. Circa 450 BCE. Clay tablet. From Babylon, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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. (2017, August 25). Secret Babylonian Numbers. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7009/secret-babylonian-numbers/

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