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The '9/11 Texts' from Ancient Iraq Dating to the Ur III Period

By Benjamin Studevent-Hickman

The '9/11 Texts' from Ancient Iraq Dating to the Ur III Period
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Hardback, 500 pages £90.00
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781937040857
Format: 279mm x 215mm
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Subjects: Archaeology, Lockwood Press

The 145 tablets presented in this volume are among a larger group of 302 tablets confiscated by U.S. customs, and which were being stored in a World Trade Center building when it was destroyed on 9/11.

The 145 tablets, which come from an unknown site near Nippur in southern Iraq, are the documents of a high official named Aradmu that detail routine agricultural operations, including receipts and grain loans. The group was repatriated to Iraq in late 2010, after the tablets were conserved and the author had completed his study.

The editions offered in this volume complete an incredible journey for the tablets and the stories they hold.

The 145

Benjamin Studevent-Hickman has a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and worked as Research Associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, and then as Lecturer on Assyriology, at Harvard.


Publication Details:

 Hardback , 500 pages
 279mm x 215mm

BIC Code:
  HIS002000, SOC003000
 Lockwood Press


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