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Someone asked me about this from eBay.


There have been quite a few tablets offered for sale with labels in Arabic script attached to them.  Some sellers say that these are "excavation labels".



These are all quite poorly made fakes.


I was interested to know what these scraps of writing actually said...

With thanks from Daryl and also Rob:

Seems they are little scraps cut out of Arab language newspapers.

There are many to be seen online. These below from the CDLI database.

Despite the marks  on these looking nothing really like cuneiform , even specialist auction houses sell them.


This tablet as well as the one below, clearly by the same hand are from

"an important London W1 collection".

How "important " is a collection containing such poorly made fakes?

(The tablet below sold for £600!)


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