Tablet Describing Parthian Conquest of Babylonia

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 April 2016
Tablet Describing Parthian Conquest of Babylonia

This tablet is written in cuneiform inscription and refers to the defeat of the Seleucid king Demetrius II Nicator by the Parthian ruler Mithradates I in 141 BCE. The Parthian ruler is referred to as Arshaka. The text also refers to market prices and political events during the year, making it a useful record for historians and archaeologists alike. From Babylon, Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 141 BCE. (The 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. (2016, April 07). Tablet Describing Parthian Conquest of Babylonia. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4836/

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