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The History of Envelopes - From 2000 B.C to the Present

Cuneiform tablet case impressed with two cylinder seals, for cuneiform tablet record of a lawsuit. Middle Bronze Age–Old Assyrian Trading Colony. Anatolia, probably from Kültepe (Karum Kanesh). Old Assyrian Trading Colony.

Proto-Elamite tablet, 3200-3000 B.C. This early Bronze Age writing system used by the oldest civilization of Iran over a large geographical area, but only for about two hundred years. It’s difficult for experts to even guess at what symbols may represent since they’re mostly abstract.

Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing. The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.

The oldest document in world history is a clay tablet created by the Sumerians, a people that lived in Ancient Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq, in 3,300 B.C. More: http://bigpicturehistory.com/what-is-the-oldest-document-in-world-history/

Letter sent by the high-priest Lu’enna to the king of Lagash (maybe Urukagina), informing him of his son’s death in combat, c. 2400 BC, found in Telloh (ancient Girsu) Source: Louvre Museum.

Darius I Persepolis Gold Plates These plates were found by archeologists in 1938, in Persepolis, near modern day Shiraz, Iran. There were two gold plates and two silver plates in a stone box, written on in cuneiform script. The plates date to 518 – 515 BC.

Darius I Persepolis Gold Plates These plates were found by archeologists in in Persepolis, near modern day Shiraz, Iran. There were two gold plates and two silver plates in a stone box, written on in cuneiform script. The plates date to 518 – 515 BC.

Period: Late Period, Kushite Dynasty: Dynasty 25 Date: ca. 712–664 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Khokha, Tomb of Aafenmut (MMA 832), Pit 1, MMA 1914-1915 (White) Medium: Wood, gesso,

Period: Late Period, Kushite Dynasty: Dynasty 25 Date: ca. Thebes, el-Khokha, Tomb of Aafenmut

Three snakes. Snakes are rare in northern hemisphere Paleolithic art. Mammoth tusk; carved, polished and engraved. 138 x 81 mm.   Malta Site (excavations by M.M. Gerasimov, 1928-1930), Siberia, the River Belaya, near Irkutsk, Russia   Maltinsko-buretskaya Culture. 23 000 - 19 000 BP   Photo and text: http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/

Carved, Polished & Engraved Mammoth Tusk Depicting 3 Snakes -- Circa BCE -- Maltinsko-buretskaya Culture -- Excavated in Siberia -- Belonging to the State Hermitage Museum, St.

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When Ancient Writing Is an Art, Science, and Snack

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massarrah:  Medical Prescription from Ancient Mesopotamia This medical therapeutic text, inscribed in Akkadian cuneiform on a clay tablet small enough to fit into one’s hand, prescribes various plants and herbs to treat an unknown illness. Many thousands of Akkadian medical texts that have survived from the second and first millennia BCE provide information about medical symptoms, illnesses, and treatments. These sources have allowed modern scholars to reconstruct aspects of medical…

massarrah: “Medical Prescription from Ancient Mesopotamia This medical therapeutic text, inscribed in Akkadian cuneiform on a clay tablet small enough to fit into one’s hand, prescribes various plants and herbs to treat an unknown illness.

Malgré les contraintes pour graver sur de la pierre il y a 4000 ans, cette tablette sumérienne porte une inscription pour le moins prosaïque. - SCMB Images

Early writing tablet with beer symbol

Amman Citadel Inscription – 9th century BC inscription in the Ammonite language, one of the few surviving written records of Ammon. The Ammonites was one of ancient Israel's neighbors and, quite often, one of her enemies. In Deuteronomy 23:3-6 Ammonites and Moabites are forbidden to enter the "assembly of the LORD," because they hired Balaam to curse the Israelites as they encamped in the plains of Moab on their way to the land of Canaan.

Amman Citadel Inscription – 9th century BC inscription in the Ammonite language, one of the few surviving written records of Ammon. The Ammonites was one of ancient Israel's neighbors and, quite often, one of her enemies. In Deuteronomy 23:3-6 Ammonites and Moabites are forbidden to enter the "assembly of the LORD," because they hired Balaam to curse the Israelites as they encamped in the plains of Moab on their way to the land of Canaan.

On the Ancient Babylonian Value for Pi | The Number Warrior.  The tablets were found in Susa, in ancient times capital city of the Elamite Empire. (It also happens to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, at more than 7000 years.)

On the Ancient Babylonian Value for Pi

Ancient Babylonian Value for Pi. The tablets were found in Susa, in ancient times capital city of the Elamite Empire. (It also happens to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, at more than 7000 years.

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