From Stone to Screen to The Field Museum

Last week, Nick Kraus and I had the pleasure of travelling to Chicago on a Field Museum visiting scholarship! Way back in October, Nick and I submitted an application in collaboration with Anthropology curator William Parkinson, to take photos and generate 3D models of the Field Museum’s cuneiform tablet collection…

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Cuneiform Tablets of the UBC Special Collections Division

By Nicholas Kraus   What is known today as the Third Dynasty of Ur, or the Ur III period, began in Mesopotamia around 2100 BCE and lasted until 2000 BCE. The founder, Ur-Namma king of the city of Ur in southern Iraq, was the first of his line to begin…

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Coming soon…

One of the jewels of our collection is the cuneiform tablet. So you may be wondering why it hasn’t made an appearance on any of our promotional products yet. Today Leslie Field and I started photographing some of the Near Eastern artifacts for our Zazzle store. Well, Lesley did the…

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Tablet Transliteration and Translation

Cuneiform Clay Tablet in the George T.H. Fuller Collection, Dept. of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, UBC     Provenance: possibly Puzrish-Dagan (ancient Drehem, southern Iraq) Date: Ur III period, c. 2100-2000 BCE Subject: receipt for the delivery of livestock (and oil?).           TRANSLITERATION  …

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