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Clay cuneiform tablet with rounded corners, Mari, 1900 - 64 BC, 7.1 × 7 cm.

Clay cuneiform tablet with rounded corners, Mari, 1900 - 64 BC, 7.1 × 7 cm.

© Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums, Damascus
Square bronze tablet, Mari, 21st century BC, 11 x 11 cm.

Square bronze tablet, Mari, 21st century BC, 11 x 11 cm.

© Mari archaeological mission

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Material
Ceramics | Clay | Terracotta | Metals | Stone | Parchment | Paper | Paper and parchment
Type
Documents | Plaques | Religious and ceremonial objects | Seals | Tablets | Steles
Details
Cuneiform, Aramaic, Syriac, Greek, Latin and Arabic inscriptions.  |  | Ceramic (clay, terracotta) and bronze tablets: May be square-shaped, rectangular or with rounded corners (circular). Sometimes impressed with a cylinder seal. Average size: 3-30 x 3-30 cm. |  | Stone and bronze plaques and steles: Square-shaped. |  | Paper and parchment manuscripts, scrolls and books: With Greek, Syriac or Arabic writing. May be decorated with ornamental figures and gold colouring.  |
Red List
Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Syria
Period
Early Bronze Age to Ottoman period (3rd millennium BC - AD 1918)