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Ancient artefacts at Maynooth University
McCormack, Barbara
The Russell Library, Maynooth University, recently exhibited some of the oldest material from the collections of St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth – a series of four thousand year old Babylonian clay tablets and stamp seals from ancient Mesopotamia. The collection of sixty-five cuneiform tablets in the Sumerian language and a pre-writing stamp seal were amassed by an Irish army chaplain during the First World War. The material dates from c. 3,500-1,900 BC and includes both cuneiform tablets and cones bearing royal inscriptions from the early Babylonian period, as well as administrative and economic accounts from the Ur III period (c. 2100-2000 BC).
Keyword(s): Library Science; Ancient artefacts; Maynooth University
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): McCormack, Barbara (2015) Ancient artefacts at Maynooth University. Libfocus.
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First Indexed: 2020-01-31 06:23:22 Last Updated: 2020-04-02 06:56:03