Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Nippur Expedition 14
III: Events
Tablets of Sumerian literary and lexical texts, several hundred complete or fragmentary, were discovered in 1952 by a joint expedition of the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania at the city of Nippur in Iraq. The tablets were scattered along one wall of a room presumed to be the quarters of scribes.
Nippur (Extinct city)--Antiquities | Scribes (People) | Cuneiform tablets--Iraq | Sumerian language--Texts | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 16.8 x 11.5 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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