Tablets with King Nabonidus Inscriptions, Harran

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Ronnie Jones III
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These large tablets comes from the 6th-5th century BCE. They contain the inscriptions from King Nabonidus, who was the last king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, reigning from 556–539 BC. These tablets were found in Harran - near Sanliurfa, Turkey - which was an Assyrian stronghold and also contained the temple of the moon-goddess, of whom Nabonidus' mother was a priestess. It is housed at the Sanliurfa Archeological Museum in Sanliurfa, Turkey.

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Ronnie Jones III
In university Ronnie concentrated his studies on the Greco-Roman world while writing his senior thesis on the Reformation. He has studied Koine Greek and Hebrew at the masters level, and is currently studying Turkish.

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III, R. J. (2016, March 14). Tablets with King Nabonidus Inscriptions, Harran. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4632/

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III, Ronnie J. "Tablets with King Nabonidus Inscriptions, Harran." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 14, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4632/.

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III, Ronnie J. "Tablets with King Nabonidus Inscriptions, Harran." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 14 Mar 2016. Web. 24 Jan 2021.

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