Sumerian cuneiform tablets
Cuneiform tablets from the ancient Sumerian civilization of Mesopotamia, including receipts, records of legal matters, and other inscriptions.
- approximately 2112-529 BCE
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1 box (10 tablets)
Other Finding Aids
See the attached for a detailed list by numbered section and item: ksrl.sc.cuneiformtablets.pdf. Transcription and translation by Professor Tom B. Jones, U. of Minnesota.
Note: The short list contains in addition the original descriptions of Edgar J. Banks; but these often differ markedly from Jones' more recent descriptions.
Page 18 of the PDF document is a diagram of the box.
Another copy of the short list, and of the box-diagram, is laid in the large compartment in the box.
10 tablets bought from Edgar J. Banks, ca. 1915. 1 tablet from the estate of Kate I. Hansen, received 1969.
- Sumerian and Akkadian cuneiform texts in the collection of the World Heritage Museum of the University of Illinois. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1972-
Box made by wlm in 1972.
- Guide to the Cuneiform Tablets Collection
- Sumerian Cuneiform Tablets
- Finding aid prepared by alh, March 6, 1973. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2022.
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- Finding aid written in English.
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Sumerian cuneiform tablets, Department of Special Collections, MS Q4, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States