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Specimen of the reeds found between the bricks; wrapped in 19th century paper within cardboard box.
Length: 16.50 centimetres (box)
Thickness: 2 centimetres (box)
Width: 4.50 centimetres (box)
- Curator's comments
- Although registered as from Babylon, this is likely to be an early 19thC error reflecting confusion between the remains of the ziggurat at Aqar Quf, where the preservation of such reeds is excellent, and the site of Babylon, where organics are not usually well preserved from antiquity.
- On display (G1/fc15/top/right)
- Exhibition history
2003- BM, Enlightenment gallery
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- M.L.A Register notes "Original list in "Letters on Antiquities" about 1818." Wrapped in original paper labelled "Reeds from Babylon".
- Middle East
- Registration number