Extinct Religions

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GIFTS FROM THE HIGH AND MIGHTY OF ADAB TO THE HIGH PRIESTESS | MS 3029

MS in Sumerian on creamy stone, Sumer, 26th c. BC, 1 tablet, 9, 2x9, 2x1, 2 cm, 6+6 columns, 120 compartments of cuneiform script by an expert scribe. 

LEXICAL LIST OF GODS' NAMES | MS 2272

MS in Sumerian on clay, Sumer, 2400-2200 BC, 1 tablet, 9,8x9,8x2,5 cm, 4,7x4,4x1,7 cm, single column, 5+5 lines in cuneiform script. 

DESCENT OF INANNA TO THE UNDERWORLD | MS 3281

MS in Neo Sumerian on clay, Babylonia, 1900-1700 BC, 1 tablet, 24x10x4 cm, 3+3 columns, 208 lines (of 410) in cuneiform script. 

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MS in Neo Sumerian on clay, Babylonia, 2000-1800 BC, 1 tablet, 9, 3x5, 5x2, 5 cm, 15+21 lines in cuneiform script. 

INCANTATION. EA, SHAMASH, ASARLUHI, GREAT GODS | MS 3187

MS in Assyrian on clay, Assyria, 800-600 BC, 1 tablet, 10, 8x6, 1x2, 3 cm, 34 lines in cuneiform script, a pierced lug for suspension, 2 inscriptions and 3 pair of crossing lines on the lug handle. 

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MS in Middle Egyptian on papyrus, Egypt, 20th dynasty, 1186-1069 BC, 1 scroll (complete), 16x102 cm, main texts in 19+19+10 columns.

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MS in Etruscan on bronze, Etruria, Italy, 6th c. BC, 1 mirror, diam. 13 cm, 4 lines or sections along the raised rim and 3 captions in early Etruscan script.

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MS in Greek on papyrus, Egypt, 1st c. BC - 1st c. AD, 5 fragments from a scroll, largest 8x10 cm and 11x3 cm, parts of 2 columns, (column size 35x17 cm), 15+23 lines of originally ca. 45 lines in Greek uncial. 

EURIPIDES: BACCHAE | MS 1802/01

MS in Greek on papyrus, Egypt, 6th c., 4 fragments, 3,5x8,1 cm, 3,9x9,0 cm, 3,0x7,6 cm, 3,2x9,0 cm, single column, 3-5 lines in an informal sloping Greek half-uncial.