RE: [ANE-2] Photo
- On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Trudy Kawami wrote:
> Thank you, Antonio, for the photo link. Now it becomes clear that it wasZahi Hawass, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities
> 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.
(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.