Richard M. Wicker
creator of digital collection
Babylonian tablet with inscribed cuneiform cone dated to circa 2200 BCE. These cones, found in the ruins of Babylonian temples, served as a record of the construction of the temple. They were made by the temple priests who inscribed and sold them to the pilgrims. This clay cone reads "To the God Nin-Gir-Su, the mighty hero of the God Bel, has Gudea, the priest king of Lagash, who for the preservation of his life, completed the construction of the temple Na-Ana in the city quarter of Girsu, dedicated this cone."
World Archaeology Collection; Anthropology Department; Cuneiform; Cone; Clay; Inscribed; Babylonian
February 22, 2018
date of photograph
USA, Colorado, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
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