Mesoptamian Tablet Describing Glass Manufacture

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 August 2017
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From the cuneiform inscriptions on this clay tablet we can conclude that recipes for making red glass were written with a made-up ancient date to give the impression of authority. Circa 1400-1200 BCE. Probably from Tell Umar (Seleucia on the Tigris), 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 29). Mesoptamian Tablet Describing Glass Manufacture. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7006/mesoptamian-tablet-describing-glass-manufacture/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesoptamian Tablet Describing Glass Manufacture." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 29, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7006/mesoptamian-tablet-describing-glass-manufacture/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesoptamian Tablet Describing Glass Manufacture." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Aug 2017. Web. 19 Oct 2021.