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Terracotta Tablet from Nippur


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 July 2014
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This clay tablet (with its clay envelope) was a legal document which documented the purchase of a house property. From Nippur (modern Nuffar, Al-Qadisiyah Governorate, Iraq), southern Mesopotamia. Old-Babylonian era, 1757 BCE. (Istanbul Archeological Museums/Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul, Turkey).

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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. (2014, July 18). Terracotta Tablet from Nippur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Terracotta Tablet from Nippur." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Jul 2014. Web. 28 Feb 2021.

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