A Guide To The Exhibition Galleries Of The British Museum, Bloomsbury; Departments Of Printed Books…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...containing a portion of the annals of the reign of Nabonidus, mentioning Astyages, king of Ecbatana, and giving a full account of the conquest of Babylonia by Cyrus; and a tablet containing part of a map of Babylon. Among the miscellaneous antiquities are, a headdress from the statue of a goddess, containing an inscription of Dungi, King of Babylonia, about 2000 B.c.; a very fine calf's head in ivory, from Sepharvaim; some shells engraved with mythological designs; and some clipped and mutilated coins, and other objects, evidently the remains of a silversmith's workshop, from Babylon. Case I contains terracotta tablets of the class known as "contracts." On one side are some case-tablets, dated in the reigns of Khammu-rabi and Samsu-iluna, about 2100 B.c., and some contracts dated in the reigns of the Seleucidse and the Arsacidse, one of the last-named containing the name of Eraklide or Heracleides, a Greek. On the other side are a series of contracts of the later Babylonian empire, many of which relate to the commercial transactions of the family of Egibi, dated in the reigns of Nebuchadnezzar, Nabonidus, Cyrus, Cambyses, Darius, and Labasi-Marduk (Labarosoardachos). The principal of these are, a small tablet from Wavka recording the sale of a door, a tablet awarding compensation for killing a man, another dated in the reign of Nabonidus, mentioning " the messenger of Belshazzar, the son of the king," and a tablet dated in the first year of Cambyses, as king of Babylon, his father Cyrus being at that time " king of countries." In the middle are placed tablets of a larger size, referring to the sale of houses, fields, &c., some private memoranda and letters, an interesting series of documents referring to the lawsuit of Bunanitu, a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...containing a portion of the annals of the reign of Nabonidus, mentioning Astyages, king of Ecbatana, and giving...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217766978

ISBN - 13:9780217766975

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