From the Collection: Cuneiform Tablet

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This ancient clay tablet from Mesopotamia (ca. 2100-2000 B.C.E.!) is about an inch in size and could fit in the palm of your hand.  The small cuneiform script tells us that this “document” served as a receipt for an exchange of five goats.

It’s now on view in the special display Mementoes from Mesopotamia.

image source: Cuneiform Tablet

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