Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Nippur Expedition 39
III: Events
Funerary vessels, ca. 500 BCE. Two large jars placed mouth to mouth to contain a body of which one jar has been broken away to reveal skeletal remains that were clothed in cloth and leather, and buried with grave goods. A joint University of Chicago-University of Pennsylvania expedition to the city of Nippur in Iraq discovered the burial beneath the living quarter of scribes.
Scribes (People) | Nippur (Extinct city)--Antiquities | Burials--Iraq | Grave goods | Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient--Iraq | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 24.0 x 17.1 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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