Tag: Mesopotamia

World’s Oldest Accounting System Withstood Invention of Writing

07/16 | Clay tokens discovered in a first millennium B.C. administrative building at Ziyaret Tepe in Turkey suggest that the token system was not rendered obsolete with the development of writing, as   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

The Kani Shaie Archaeological Project

06/19 | In a web-exclusive report, the directors of the Kani Shaie Archaeological Project describe the preliminary results of the first systematic investigation in Iraqi Kurdistan of an Early Bronze Age site.   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Cylinder Seals: A Better Impression

05/23 | How did Mesopotamians know whose pottery was whose? They signed them—but not like we do today. They used tiny cylinder seals carved with ornate decorations, and new 360-degree photography shines   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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