Cuneiform Letter Ordering Men to Go to Court

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 February 2018
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The cuneiform text of this clay tablet orders men to go to Babylon for a court hearing. This letter from Hammurabi is addressed to an official named Sin-iddinam. Old Babylonian Period, reign of Hammurabi, 1792-1750 BCE. From Larsa, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

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. (2018, February 26). Cuneiform Letter Ordering Men to Go to Court. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8101/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Cuneiform Letter Ordering Men to Go to Court." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 26, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8101/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Cuneiform Letter Ordering Men to Go to Court." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Feb 2018. Web. 30 Nov 2020.

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