Cuneiform Tablet F


$1,225.00 CAD $2,250.00 CAD

This double sided piece of clay is engraved with cuneiform - the earliest known form of writing on the planet! 

Emerging from ancient Sumer in 3200BC, the writer would etch these wet tablets with a stylus made of reed and then typically leave them out to naturally dry. This would allow the ancient author to rehydrate the tablet and recycle it into a blank slate. Important documents would be fired in a kiln to give them permanence. 

This specimen is likely one of the world's oldest known receipts for delivered goods. Talk about a piece of classic literature! It dates back to 1-2nd millennium BCE and measures ~2" x 2".

We can ship this incredible antiquity worldwide. 

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