tablet / seal-impression
© The Trustees of the British Museum
Department: Middle East
Registration number: 1914,0407.129
BM/Big number: 108963
clay (scope note | all objects)
seal-impressed (scope note | all objects)
Made in Asia (scope note | all objects)
Neo-Elamite (scope note | all objects)
Right half of clay tablet with four and one and two lines of inscription; late Elamite; seal-impression showing winged figures.
Inscription Type: inscription
Inscription Script: cuneiform
Length: 1.88 inches
Width: 1.88 inches
Fair; incomplete. Fired 1 Jul 1986. T.W.T. 1 Sep 1986. Completed 24 Sep 1986.
Purchased from Albert Amor (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Maimon (biographical details | all objects)
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
For those of you not paying attention: Last evening, the Chicago Blackhawks, an ice hockey team, won the final game of the National Hockey League championship, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime, and claiming the Stanly Cup for the first time in 49 years.
49 years ago, the Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings for the 1961 championship. In the series leading to that championship two of the greatest athletes in Chicago sports history, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita made their first Stanley Cup appearances. Hull scored two in the first game including the winner, and Mikita scored the winner in game five.
Robert Marvin "Bobby" Hull was the brother of Barbara Hull. Barbara Hull was married to Richard Hallock. The circle is complete!
So now I ask you, what have the Stanly Cup and WWII cryptography to do with each other?
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
This is the Iran section of the Oriental Institute produced film The Human Adventure, filmed in 1933 and released in 1935. Most of the footage posted here is of the excavations at Persepolis.
Also have a look at a Review of a Review of The Human Adventure
Thursday, June 03, 2010
02 June 2010
By Jeff Baron
Washington — The fate of clay tablets that recorded details of everyday government transactions in the Persian Empire 2,500 years ago might depend on maneuverings in the government of the modern United States.
The tablets — more than 10,000 of them from a long-buried Persian government archive at Persepolis — are at the center of a lobbying effort in the U.S. Congress. They were discovered in 1933 and have been in the United States since 1936, on loan from Iran for study. Scholars, research institutions and Iranian-American groups are trying to protect them from being seized and auctioned off for the benefit of people who have legal claims against the current Iranian government over acts of terrorism...
Go to the chronicle of news on Persepolis.