SUMERIAN RECEIPT (EARLIEST CONTINUOUS WRITING)

MS 3008
MS Short Title SUMERIAN RECEIPT (EARLIEST CONTINUOUS WRITING)
Text RECEIPT OF UNAMED OBJECTS BY 5 NAMED PERSONS
Description MS in archaic Sumerian on clay, Sumer, ca. 3200 BC, 1 tablet, 3,9x5,5x2,0 cm, 5+1 compartments of pictographic script
Binding Barking, Essex, 2000, blue quarter morocco gilt folding case by Aquarius.
Context A similar tablet from Kish in Oxford: Ashmolean Museum.
Commentary Slightly earlier than the Uruk IV tablets, these primitive Kish tablets, together with 2 tablets from Tell Brak, are considered the earliest continuous writing known. Cf. MS 2963 that might be even older.
Place of origin Sumer
Dates ca 3200 BC

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