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Found at Warka. This is a votive tablet made by the priests of the Ishtar Temple and sold to the visiting female pilgrims, who in turn presented it to the temple.

The inscription read: "For Sin-ga-shid, the mighty hero, King of Erech, King of…

Found at Warka, the ruin city of the ancient city of Erech, mentioned in Genesis 10:10. This is a votive, cone-shaped phallic symbol, made by the priests of the temple of the Goddess Ishtar, the Goddess of Love, and sold to the visiting pilgrims who…

Found at Jokha. A temple record, sealed and dated about 2350 B.C.E.

Found at Jokha. This is a typical record of the offerings. After the tablet was written, and while the clay was still soft, the temple scribe rolled over the entire tablet his cylindrical stone seal, and the seal impression made it impossible to…

Found at Drehem, a suburb of Nippur, where there was a recieving station for the temple of Bel. This is a receipt for 9 sheep, 5 rams, 3 kid gaots, 3 shee goats, delivered on the 11th day of the month. Dated about 2300 B.C.E. Notice the impressions…

Found at Jokha. A receipt for one shee goat, delivered on the 28th day of the month. Dated about 2300 B.C.E.

Found at Jokha. A receipt for farm produce, dated about 2350 B.C.E.

Found at Jokha, the ruin city of the ancient city of Umma in Central Babylonia. A large tablet with a long tax list, the taxes being payable in sheep and other animals. The tablet is dated at the bottom of the back, or rounded, side about 2350…