Mesopotamian Tablet with Puchase Details from Dilbat

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 October 2016
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This tablet lists purchases of land by a man named Tupsikka, with payments made in baskets of barley. One transaction reads "The price of the field is 90 gur-sag-gal [21,600 liters] of barley; the additional payment is eight gur-sag-gal [1920 liters] of barley, 16 pounds of wool [and] 16 quarts of oil". Stone tablet, about 2400-2200 BCE. Excavated by Hormuzd Rassam at Dilbat, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Dilbat (modern-day Tell al-Deylam) was a minor Sumerian city. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 24). Mesopotamian Tablet with Puchase Details from Dilbat. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5865/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mesopotamian Tablet with Puchase Details from Dilbat." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 24, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5865/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mesopotamian Tablet with Puchase Details from Dilbat." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 24 Oct 2016. Web. 02 Dec 2020.

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