Tablet in an Envelope

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Dublin Core

Title

Tablet in an Envelope

Description

Legal texts, as well as other important texts, would have one copy made, then another would be made encasing the first one as an "envelope" of sorts. This particular envelope is cracked in such a way that you can clearly see how its "letter" fits into it.

Creator

Photographed by Eva Low

Identifier

B6141 and B6141a (museum numbers)

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Find Spot

This tablet was discovered during the Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I-IV, 1888-1900, in Iraq.