Babylonian Cylinder Seal, Date: 1700 BCE, Excavated at Amlash, Mesopotamia.
Part of The History of the Written Word.
Ancient texts in the Special Collections & Archives of Florida State University Libraries include cuneiform tablets, ostraka, and papyrus fragments created between 3,000 BC and 500 AD. More information about each collection is available by clicking on the tabs to the left of the page.
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