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Clay tablet; New Babylonian. Chronicle for years 605-594 BC.
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Height: 8.25 centimetres
Width: 6.19 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Babylonian Chronicle
This historical chronicle describes Nebuchadnezzar’s first campaign against Jerusalem in 597 BC. The tablet covers the period of 12 years from the 21st
year of Nabopolassar (605 BC, which was also Nebuchadnezzar’s accession year), through to the 11th year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign.
This famous object was moulded for casting by Mr Prescott and returned 1/4/65 (Objects to Lab, 6 May 1958-31 December 1970).
- On display (G55/dc7)
- Exhibition history
2013 - 2014 22 June - 6 Jan, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, 'Mesopotamia, Inventing Our World'
2013: 30 Jan-13 May, Museum of History, Hong Kong, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2012: 4 May-7 Oct, Melbourne Museum, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2011 28 March-26 June, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Splendours of Mesopotamia'
2008-2009 13 Nov-15 Mar, BM, G35, 'Babylon: Myth and Reality'
2008 26 Jun-5 Oct, Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum-Pergamonmuseum, 'Babylon, Myth and Truth'
2008 14 Mar-2 Jun, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 'Babylon'
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- Middle East
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