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  • Robert M Whiting
    ... Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), said the inscription included the name of a top governmental official who
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 23, 2009
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      On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Trudy Kawami wrote:

      > Thank you, Antonio, for the photo link. Now it becomes clear that it was
      > a fragmentary SEALING, not a seal, that was found. A seal would have
      > implied that a person using the Old Babylonian seal was at Tel el-Dabaa.
      > The sealing indicated that some item sealed with that seal was sent to
      > the site from the Babylonian sphere of control.
      >
      > And of course the connection with Hammurabi is merely of a general
      > chronological kind.

      Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities
      (SCA), said the inscription included the name of a top governmental
      official who served during the Old Babylonian era, specifically under the
      reign of King Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC).
      Al-Ahram 973 (http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/973/he2.htm)

      Considering the fact that there is one complete sign (NI) visible with
      traces of four or five others in three lines, unless there are more
      fragments of the sealing other than the one pictured, this seems like
      quite a stretch.

      Bob Whiting
      whiting@...
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