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tablet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    21901

  • Description

    Clay tablet; Late Babylonian; Chronicle for the years 616-609 BC, famous for its description of the fall of Nineveh.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 550BC-400BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 13.65 centimetres
    • Width: 7.14 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Language

        Akkadian
      • Inscription Comment

        Describes fall of Assyria to combined Median and Babylonian armies.
  • Bibliography

    • Gadd 1923a bibliographic details
    • Sigrist M et al 1996a bibliographic details
    • Drews 1975a bibliographic details
    • Allen 2005a p.21 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G55/dc3

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2008 26 Jun-5 Oct, Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum-Pergamonmuseum, 'Babylon, Myth and Truth'
    2008 14 Mar-2 Jun, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 'Babylon'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1896

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    21901

  • Registration number

    1896,0409.6

Clay tablet; Neo-Babylonian; Chronicle for the years 616-609 BC, famous for its description of the fall of Nineveh.

Clay tablet; Neo-Babylonian; Chronicle for the years 616-609 BC, famous for its description of the fall of Nineveh.

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