Complaint about Delivery of the Wrong Grade of Copper

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 August 2017

This clay tablet was a letter from a person named Nanni to another one, Ea-nasir. The former complained that the wrong grade of copper ore has been delivered after a gulf (modern-day Arabic/Persian Gulf) voyage and that there was a misdirection and a delay of a further shipment. Old-Babylonian Period, circa 1750 BCE. From Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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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