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Map of Babylon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    35385

  • Title (object)

    • Map of Babylon
  • Description

    Clay cuneiform tablet. Plan of part of Babylon, with metrological commentary; similar to 36780 reverse.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 605BC-562BC (?)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7.9 centimetres
    • Width: 10.7 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
  • Curator's comments

    CT 22 49; George, BTT, pl 28

  • Bibliography

    • Pirovano C 2001a cat.1, p.36 bibliographic details
    • British Museum 2011a p.193, cat.167 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G55/dc6

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2013-2014 22 June-6 Jan, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, '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 Mar-26 Jun, 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'
    2001 Milan, 'Segni e Sogni della Terra'
    1986 3 Jun-1987 31 Dec, London, British Library, 'The city in maps: urban mapping to 1900'

  • Condition

    Baked 13/01/1971

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1879

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    35385

  • Registration number

    Sp-II.967

Clay cuneiform tablet; plan of part of Babylon; this shows the Tuba area in North-West Babylon, beside a branch of the Euphrates, with two gates; 14 ll.

Clay cuneiform tablet; plan of part of Babylon; this shows the Tuba area in North-West Babylon, beside a branch of the Euphrates, with two gates; 14 ll.

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