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Highlight The Flood Tablet

The Flood Tablet

A Mesopotamian tale of a great flood and one survivor chosen by the Gods, this tablet caused a stir ...

Highlight The Cyrus Cylinder

The Cyrus Cylinder

This royal inscription of Persian King Cyrus the Great commemorates his conquest of Babylon, portray...

Highlight Bīsitūn Inscription

Bīsitūn Inscription

This tri-lingual inscription has 414 lines in Old Persian cuneiform, 260 in Elamite cuneiform, and 1...

Highlight Pythagorean Triples

Pythagorean Triples

Tablet Plimpton 322 is one of the best known mathematical cuneiform texts. This text inspired a lot ...

Highlight Codex Hammurapi

Codex Hammurapi

The stela of Hammurabi, now housed in the Louvre Museum, was found in Susa, where it was carried off...

Highlight The Weld-Blundell Prism or Sumerian King List

The Weld-Blundell Prism or Sumerian Ki...

The Sumerian King List is an important chronographic document from ancient Mesopotamia. It lists a l...