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Babylonian Clay Tablets at South Georgia State Normal College (Valdosta State University)

"Dr. Richard Holmes Powell, first president of South Georgia State Normal College (now Valdosta State University), acquired ten Babylonian clay tablets for the school’s students to study. The tablets, which are roughly 1.5” square, are imprinted with Cuneiform writing and are indicative of daily record-keeping in ancient Mesopotamia. They were purchased in 1920 from archaeologist and antiquities dealer Edgar J. Banks at a total cost of $40. Banks provided translations for each tablet, along with his personal guarantee regarding their authenticity..."

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Publisher:  Valdosta State University
Publication City:  Valdosta GA