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Nabonidus Chronicle

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Nabonidus Chronicle
  • Description

    Clay cuneiform tablet. The Nabonidus Chronicle.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 3rdC BC-2ndC BC (probably)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 13.97 centimetres
    • Width: 14.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

  • Curator's comments

    S. Smith, BHT, 98-123, pl XI-XIV; Grayson, TCS 5, Chronicle 7; George, BiOr 53 (1996) 379 (new copy of col. iii 24-28)

  • Bibliography

    • Drews 1975a bibliographic details
    • Pinder-Wilson 1971a no.20 bibliographic details
    • Allen 2005a p.25 bibliographic details
    • Pritchard 1950a pp.305-307 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G55/dc7

  • Exhibition history


    2008 26 Jun-5 Oct, Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum-Pergamonmuseum, 'Babylon, Myth and Truth'
    1971, BM, 'Royal Persia: a commemoration of Cyrus the Great and his successors on the occasion of the 2500th anniversary of the founding of the Persian Empire'

  • Condition

    Baked 27/04/1964

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Cuneiform tablet with part of the Nabonidus Chronicle (556-530s BC)


COMPASS Title: Cuneiform tablet with part of the Nabonidus Chronicle (556-530s BC)

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