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Sumerian Medical Tablet Replica

Sumerian Medical Tablet Replica
Sumerian medical tablet replica, one of the oldest found, dated 2400 BCE, excavated at the site of the ancient city of Nippur in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). This tablet is unlike other later medical tablets, no ailment or treatment is listed. This tablet lists prescriptions perhaps used by an early pharmacist. The front of the tablet is damaged. The reverse side is relatively undamaged and lists 15 prescriptions. Made from resin, measures 3.75” H x 6” W. Both sides shown in picture. Original is in the University of Penn Museum.

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