An Old Babylonian Serpentine Cuneiform Tablet, An Exceptional Example
AN OLD BABYLONIAN SERPENTINE CUNEIFORM TABLET CIRCA 2000-1800 B.C. The rectangular tablet with an inscription in twelve lines on the obverse, three on the reverse, in Babylonian cuneiform with a list of personal names, indicating that all were present on some occasion, reading, "Bala-Nanna, Nanna-mansum ... , Narâm-Ea, Ur-Ninurta, Nanna-mansum, Ili-iddinash, Nanna-sig, Inim-Nanna, Ipiq-Adad, Ku-Nanna, Narâm-ilishu, Sîn-ennam, Lugal-geshtu-igigal, Sîn-ennam were present" 2 7/8 in. (7.3…
Minoan script. Linear A is what archaeologists call the undeciphered written language of the Minoans. It was used in central and southern Crete. Creton hieroglyphic was used in the north of Crete.Invented around 1800 BCE, this is Europe's first known writing using symbols instead of pictures.
AKKADIAN-ASSYRIAN CALENDAR, ASHUR,1800 BC. Stone-cast disc, brown-ochre hydrostone, 120 mm (4.75 inches), 10 mm thickness (approx half inch) with parchment description. Calendar tablets like this and others discovered at Mari in Syria, make it clear that the Semitic Akkadians possessed a highly developed calendar by 1800 BC, with allocations based on a 29 and 30 day lunar month.
Early Sumerian Tablet -- 3100-2900 BCE -- Discovered in Uruk, (Southern Mesopotamia) -- Details of a land purchase which included one male slave. No further reference provided.
The Imperial Cities Tour of Morocco Began in Casablanca - Travels With Sheila
With zilch to do in Casablanca, Sunday was truly a day of rest for us. We did nothing but sleep, read and eat before heading downstairs for a scheduled group Explore orientation at 7:00 p.m. Surprise, surprise. Instead of the 18 other people we were expecting, there was only guide, Aziz, us and Sharon who […]
Languages And Literature Of Ethiopia
Languages And Literature Of Ethiopia. The inscriptions on the pyramids in Ethiopia consist in part of hieroglyphs strongly resembling the Egyptian; but the language of the two countries was not the sa...
World's oldest undeciphered writing
The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.
Do you know what is the earliest Chinese character? It is Oracle bone inscription (Chinese: 甲骨文; pinyin: jiǎgǔpiàn). As the earliest Chinese writing scripts, Oracle bone inscriptions are the ancient Chinese characters carved on tortoise shells and animal scapulae.
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The Mawangui Silk Texts Circa 175 BCE ~ A Taoist text preserved on silk and discovered in Mawangui in 1973. The Mawangdui Silk Texts (Chinese: 馬王堆帛書; pinyin: Mǎwángduī Bóshū), texts of Chinese philosophical and medical works written on silk, were found buried in Tomb no. 3 at Mawangdui, in the city of Changsha, Hunan, China in 1973.
Kuninda Drachma - Amoghabhuti Rev.
Silver Drachma, Amoghabhuti Kuninda Kingdom, 2nd C. BCE. 2.07 g. Obv: Deer standing right, crowned by two cobras, attended by Lakshmi holding a lotus flower. Legend in Prakrit (Brahmi script): "Rajnah Kunindasya Amoghabhutisya maharajasya." Rev. Stupa surmounted by the Buddhist symbol triratna, and surrounded by a swastika, a "Y" symbol, and a tree in railing. Kharoshti legend. AIC pg. 146, 1; MACW 4442; Senior pg. 233.