Collection: Ancient texts

Archive Item icon Archive Item: Babylonian clay tablet

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Title: Babylonian clay tablet

Level: Item 

Classmark: Leeds Tablet 1

Date: c2500 BCE

Size and medium: 1 tablet

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/413784 

Collection group(s): Cookery Collection

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This tablet from Ur in the Middle East is a receipt for barley. The marks on the tablet are an ancient writing system known as Cuneiform. It is the oldest item in our Cookery Collection.

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