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Culture:Mesopotamian, Neo-Babylonian period
Title:Barrel cylinder with cuneiform inscription
Date Made:604–562 BCE
Type:Ceramic
Materials:Baked clay
Place Made:Larsa
Measurements:Overall: 5 in x 2 1/16 in; 12.7 cm x 5.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1961.61
Credit Line:Gift of Calvin K. Arter
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Label Text:
Commemoration of the restoration of a temple
to the sun god Shamash by Nebuchadnezzar II,
king of Babylon (in the Babylonian language)

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; religion; documentation

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