University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Nippur

Located in the marshes of southern Mesopotamia, in modern-day Iraq, Nippur was one of the most sacred cities in the ancient Middle East. Between 1889 and 1900, the University of Pennsylvania was the first American institution to carry out archaeological excavations in this region. The expedition to the site was organized by John P. Peters, funded by the Babylonian Exploration Fund, and directed by Peters and Herman V. Hilprecht. It revealed a multi-layer site with a long and complicated history, and, most significantly, a library of inscribed cuneiform tablets that have formed the basis of our understanding of the first literate society in the world, the Sumerians.


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Jar

B2713

B2713

Jar

B2793

B2793

Bowl

B2797

B2797



Bowl

53-11-209

53-11-209

Incense Burner Fragment

B2399

B2399

Beaker

B2604

B2604



Bowl

B2876

B2876

Vase

B10242B

B10242B

Bowl (uncertain)

B10243A

B10243A



Jar

B10243B

B10243B

Bowl

B10244A

B10244A

Jar

B2801

B2801



Bowl

51-6-17

51-6-17

Bead

B2612

B2612

Bowl

B2784

B2784



Chalice

51-6-70

51-6-70

Loom Weight

53-11-24

53-11-24

Jar

B10184B

B10184B



Pot

B2874

B2874

Bowl

29-56-130

29-56-130

Jar

29-56-155

29-56-155



Beaker

29-56-157

29-56-157

Bowl

29-56-146

29-56-146

Jar

29-56-178

29-56-178



Jar

29-56-179

29-56-179

Jar

29-56-175

29-56-175

Jar

29-56-176

29-56-176



Jar

29-56-177

29-56-177

Jar

29-56-174

29-56-174

Weight

53-11-17

53-11-17



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