These pages present a database of 2480 inscribed objects in the collections of the Department of Antiquities, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford. The digitisation of the collection is a cooperative effort of the Ashmolean Museum and the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI), an international research project based at the University of California, Los Angeles

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Tablets by period:

   Late Uruk (ca. 3350-3000 BC)
   Early Dynastic (ca. 2600-2350 BC)
   Old Akkadian (ca. 2350-2200 BC)
   Lagash II (ca. 2200-2100 BC)
   Ur III period (ca. 2100-2000 BC)
   Old Assyrian (ca. 2000-1900 BC)
   Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1600 BC)
   Middle Babylonian (ca. 1500-1000 BC)
   Neo-Assyrian (ca. 1000-600 BC)
   Neo-Babylonian (ca. 1000-540 BC)
   Uncertain date

Tablets by text genre:

   Administrative texts
   Literary texts
   Lexical texts
   Mathematical texts
   School texts
   Royal/Monumental texts

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The tablet to the right (Ashm 1926-657) contains an Uruk III period (ca. 3000 BC) account of bread and beer from the Babylonian city of Jemdet Nasr (click image to be directed to the text’s corresponding CDLI page).




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