Oppenheim, "'Siege-Documents' from Nippur
," Iraq XVII (1955):79, no.
C the ancient tablet was discovered in the late 1880's in Nippur
, an ancient city of Mesopotamia that is now Iraq.
Among the 4,000 clay tablets found at Nippur
constituting the commercial archives of the Murashu at Nippur
are Jewish names.
Life at the bottom of Babylonian society; servile laborers at Nippur
in the 14th and 13th centuries, B.
Another source--a group of Middle Babylonian letters from Nippur
In so doing, they illuminated three major themes: arithmetic exploiting a notation of numbers based entirely on two basic symbols; the scribal schools of Nippur
, which was the most prestigious center of scribal education; and advanced mathematical training.
, the temple of the god Enlil, endured for five thousand years.
The Penn Museum exhibition, which runs through June, concentrates on the late 1800s excavation of the ancient city of Nippur
, today in Iraq, which resulted in the discovery of nearly 30,000 cuneiform tables that provided valuable information about the ancient civilizations in this region.
A cuneiform tablet dating to 4,000 years ago from Nippur
, an ancient Sumerian city, includes instructions for performing music on string instruments and suggests people had a sophisticated idea of octaves more than 4,000 years ago.
It was in this context that the University of Pennsylvania began excavations at Nippur
in 1888 and the University of Chicago began work at Bismaya in 1904, after several unsuccessful attempts to begin a project at the better known site of Ur.
Maps features some of the oldest, most unusual and most important maps existing today, including the earliest known map (Plan of Nippur
from 1500 B.
I am Hammurabi, the shepherd, selected by the god Enlil, he who heaps high abundance and plenty, who perfects every possible thing for the city Nippur
, the city known as band-of-heaven-and earth, the pious provider of the Ekur temple .