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The tablet shown is written in Cuneiform in 500BC. What is remarkable about Iran's heritage, is the fact that unlike Egypt, Iranians did not employ slaves, to build Persepolis. This tablet is a testament to that as it clearly states the renumerations received.

The tablet shown is written in Cuneiform in 500BC. What is remarkable about Iran's heritage, is the fact that unlike Egypt, Iranians did not employ slaves, to build Persepolis. This tablet is a testament to that as it clearly states the renumerations received.

Π.   The 4500 year old Sumerian tablet containing the story of the Noah, Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London

Π. The 4500 year old Sumerian tablet containing the story of the Noah, Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London

The Earliest Autograph Signatures (Circa 3,100 BCE)    A pictographic list of titles and professions in ancient Sumeria (top), with the scribe's signature on the reverse side (bottom.) (View Larger)    Pictographic lexical lists written in ancient Sumerian pictographic script on clay tablets are the earliest literature known, and also the earliest known evidence of school and learning.

The Earliest Autograph Signatures (Circa 3,100 BCE) A pictographic list of titles and professions in ancient Sumeria (top), with the scribe's signature on the reverse side (bottom.) (View Larger) Pictographic lexical lists written in ancient Sumerian pictographic script on clay tablets are the earliest literature known, and also the earliest known evidence of school and learning.

Papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's Odyssey, Early Hellenistic, 285–250 B.C. Greek, Ptolemaic Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1909 (09.182.50)

Papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's Odyssey, Early Hellenistic, 285–250 B.C. Greek, Ptolemaic Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1909 (09.182.50)

This “famine stele” records the occurrence of a “7 year drought” in ancient Egypt during the reign of king Djoser (ruled 2691-2625 BC).

This “famine stele” records the occurrence of a “7 year drought” in ancient Egypt during the reign of king Djoser (ruled 2691-2625 BC).

Chalice,Third intermediate period.  Dynasty 22,ca 945-712 BC  Egypt,made in faience

Chalice,Third intermediate period. Dynasty 22,ca 945-712 BC Egypt,made in faience

Iron slave collar, Roman, fourth-sixth century CE The inscription says "I have run away; hold me. When   you shall have returned me to my master, Zoninus, you will receive a   gold coin". This was sealed around the slave's neck so there was no way to take it off.

Iron slave collar, Roman, fourth-sixth century CE The inscription says "I have run away; hold me. When you shall have returned me to my master, Zoninus, you will receive a gold coin". This was sealed around the slave's neck so there was no way to take it off.

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See this Instagram photo by @britishmuseum • 4,101 likes

7th or 8th Century Coptic Binding, Eqypt.  Goatskin on papyrus boards; onlaid panels of red leather tracery on a gilded leather ground.  © The Morgan Library & Museum,  New York, USA  www.TheMorgan.org  [Do not remove caption. International law requires you to credit the copyright holder.  Link directly to the copyright holder's website.] Encourage our libraries to share their treasures!

Coptic Binding

7th or 8th Century Coptic Binding, Eqypt. Goatskin on papyrus boards; onlaid panels of red leather tracery on a gilded leather ground. © The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, USA www.TheMorgan.org [Do not remove caption. International law requires you to credit the copyright holder. Link directly to the copyright holder's website.] Encourage our libraries to share their treasures!

Royal tomb of King Artaxerxes I., Achaemenid burial site Naqsh-e Rostam, Rustam near the archeological site of Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Persia, Iran, Asia

Royal tomb of King Artaxerxes I., Achaemenid burial site Naqsh-e Rostam, Rustam near the archeological site of Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Persia, Iran, Asia

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