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Title:
Copy in the ordinary Babylonian character of the great Nebuchadnezzar Inscription (Hieratic) on the East India House Slab
Author:
Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylonia, -562 B.C.
Edition:
Hand-lettered scroll.
Physical Description:
1 scroll ; 31 x 250 cm (unrolled)
Summary:
"... found in the ruins of Babylon [in modern Iraq] before 1801, when it was presented to the representative of the East India Company in Baghdad, hence its modern name. It records Nebuchadnezzar's wish to glorify [the god] Marduk through his many building works in the capital and the nearby city of Borsippa"--British Museum website, c2001.
General Note:
Hand-lettered facsimile of the East India House Inscription, a stone block with finely carved cuneiform, 56.51 x 50.16 cm., now in the British Museum, London.
Language:
Akkadian
Local Note:
Inscriptions are hand-copied on a linen scroll, both ends of which are nailed to wooden spools.
Format :
Manuscript

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