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Not about a specific piece, but very interesting all the same.


BELOW: Early Dynastic seal and impression


Old Babylonian on tablet. Niru, Babylonia, 1684-1647 BC,  

95 x120 x 28 mm,

22 lines and captions in cuneiform script.

Map of canals and irrigation systems to the west of the Euphrates,naming in addition to the Euphrates, the Nabium Canal, Dadi Canal, Ammama Canal and Musahhirum, in the Niru district, with seven captions giving lengths, widths and depths of the canals and the volumes to be dredged. 

Dated 26th day in the month of ABE in a year of the

King Ammi-Ditana of Babylon.

Schoyen collection MS3196




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