Unopened Clay Tablet Envelope from Kultepe

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 August 2017
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The cuneiform text on the center of this unopened envelop narrates a loan of silver to a husband and wife. The envelop is marked by rings and cylinder seals used by the diverse community at the city of Kultepe. There are 3 scenes; Babylonian, Assyrian, and Anatolian.

The Babylonian scene shows a goddess and a worshiper approaching a seated king. The Assyrian scene depicts lions attacking bulls. The Anatolian scene reveals animals surrounding a man and a god. Old Assyrian Period, 1920-1740 BCE. From K├╝ltepe (Kanesh), modern-day Turkey. (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. (2017, August 21). Unopened Clay Tablet Envelope from Kultepe. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6939/unopened-clay-tablet-envelope-from-kultepe/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Unopened Clay Tablet Envelope from Kultepe." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Aug 2017. Web. 17 Oct 2021.