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Administrative tablet with cylinder seal impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars, 3100–2900 b.c.; Jemdet Nasr period (Uruk III script)  Mesopotamia  Clay

Administrative tablet with cylinder seal impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars, BCE Jemdet Nasr period (Uruk III script) Mesopotamia Clay

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Detail of stele of Hammurabi: Shamash, the supreme sun god and judge, offers to Hammurabi the rod and ring that symbolize authority. These symbols are apparently derived from builders' tools --measuring stick and coiled rope.

Phaistos Disc Detail - The written language of the Minoans is called Linear A by archeologists, linguists and historians, and has not yet been deciphered. The Mycenaean language, Linear B, was not deciphered until the 1950s, and linguists hope one day to crack the code, as more writings are unearthed in excavations.

Phaistos Disc Detail - The written language of the Minoans is called Linear A…

Sumerian impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars. The tablet recorded administrative accounting data. Uruk. C.3300BC

Impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars made from a clay cuneiform tablet/stamp. The tablet recorded administrative accounting data from the earliest Sumerian City-State Uruk.

2010    A cuneiform tablet from Nippur in Iraq dated to 2000 BCE indicates the names of strings on the lyre and represents perhaps the earliest known example of music notation. These tablets are fragmentary.

A cuneiform tablet dated to ca 2000 BC indicates the names of strings on the lyre & represents the earliest known example of music notation. Although these tablets are fragmentary, they represent the earliest melodies found anywhere in the world.

cuniform-record of distribution of barley 3100-2900 B.C.  MET

Cuneiform tablet: administrative account of barley distribution with cylinder seal impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars

Early Sumerian pictographic tablet, c. 3100 BCE. This archaic pictographic script contained the seeds for the development of writing.

early sumerian pictographic tablet 3100 BCE Clay Tablet Carved using a wedged stylus Sumeria T-Sumerian Pictographic Tablet A-Prehistoric people or scribes BCE M-Clay T-Engraving U-Record Keeping

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.

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.

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