A Cadastral Text from Sippar

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 July 2014

Inscribed on this rounded terracotta tablet is a cadastral text which registers real estate at Sippar. It was written in Akkadian language. Old Babylonian era, 18th century BCE. From Sippar (modern Tell Abu Habbah, Babil Governorate, Iraq), Mesopotamia. (Istanbul Archaeaological Museums/Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul, Turkey).



About the Author

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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