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Archaic Administrative Text (Amount Of Barley Needed For A Given Field Area)

Uruk III period, ca. 3100 BC

Oriental Institute Museum

Oriental Institute Museum

This early administrative document records a calculation for the amount of barley needed to sow a 16 acre field.

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  • Title: Archaic Administrative Text (Amount Of Barley Needed For A Given Field Area)
  • Date Created: Uruk III period, ca. 3100 BC
  • Physical Location: Chicago, IL
  • Location Created: Jemdet Nasr, Iraq
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 5.9 x L: 3.4 x W: 1.6 cm
  • Provenance: Purchased in Paris by J.H. Breasted in 1920
  • Type: Tablet, Clay
  • Rights: © Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
  • External Link: Oriental Institute, OIM A2515, D. 9170, Exhibit Catalog: Visible Language (Cat. No. 53)
  • Medium: Clay, Baked
  • Photographer: Anna R. Ressman
  • Photograph Registration Number: D. 9170
  • Object Registration Number: OIM A2515

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