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Terracotta Cuneiform Clay Tablet

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1152940

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Terracotta Cuneiform Clay Tablet, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. Tablet is covered with inscriptions used during this time for communication. Cuneiform writing, made by pressing the characters into wet clay with a stylus, originated with the Sumerians, who later merged with the Assyrians and Babylonians. It is one of the earliest forms of writing. 2 1/4" in height by 3" in length and in excellent condition. Found in the Holy Land.