Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Nippur Expedition 46
III: Events
Drawing of an image from a seal of 1400 BCE displaying early agriculture techniques of seeding and plowing employed by Sumerians. The farming methods are similar to those described in a 3,700-year old farm bulletin written in Sumerian on a clay tablet, which a joint expedition of University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania archaeologists to the city of Nippur in Iraq discovered in the 1950s.
Agriculture, Ancient--Iraq | Seals, Ancient--Iraq | Cuneiform tablets | Nippur (Extinct city)--Antiquities | Drawings (Visual works) | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 12.7 x 17.7 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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