Cuneiform Tablets,circa 2500 B.C.E.

Collection Number: 6906

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cuneiform tablets, circa 2500 B.C.E.
Collection Number:
6906
Creator:
Quantity:
approximately 197 items.
Forms of Material:
Clay tablets.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Cuneiform tablets (tablets made of clay, stone, metal, or wax, and inscribed with a wedge-shaped stylus) from the Old Babylonian period in ancient Mesopotamia, roughly the site of modern Iraq. Most are records of business transactions.
Language:
Collection material in Akkadian


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Cuneiform tablets (tablets made of clay, stone, metal, or wax, and inscribed with a wedge-shaped stylus) from the Old Babylonian period in ancient Mesopotamia, roughly the site of modern Iraq. Most are records of business transactions.
SUBJECTS

Subjects:
Cuneiform tablets.
Cuneiform inscriptions.
Akkadian language
Sumerians -- Economic conditions.

Form and Genre Terms:
Texts


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Digital version, with content and publication information, at Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative site
Access Restrictions:
By appointment only.
Cite As:
Cuneiform Tablets, #6906. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
Tablets 1-3, 5-11, 12d-15
Box 2
Tablets 16-30
Box 3
Tablets 31-51
Box 4
Tablets 52-57, 59-70
Box 5
Tablets 71-89, 91-93, 94-96
Box 6
Tablets 98-103, 105-127
Box 7
Tablets 128-154
Box 8
Tablets 155-182
Box 9
Tablets 183-196, 198
Box 10
Display box: tablets 4, 12, 12a, 58, 90, 97, 104
Box 11
Tablets 199-207
203: Clay bulla, Sumerian, circa 1861-1837 BCE
204: Personal names and summary, large hole in back, Old Babylonian, circa 1900-1700 BCE
Box 12
Tablets 208-217
208: Scribal exercise, Old Babylonian, possibly from Nippur, circa 2000-1600 BCE
209: Mathematical text, Old Babylonian, circa 2000-1720 BCE
213: Literary text, Sumerian, 1900-1700 BCE
Box 13
Tablets 218-219
218: from Jokha, temple record, circa 2200 BCE
219: from Drehem, temple record, circa 2200 BCE