Assyrian Expedition

Originally Published in 1935

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A BRIEF informal report just received from Mr. Bache at Tepe Gawra announces an interesting find, in an undisturbed mud-brick tomb, of two obsidian vessels of an unusual type: a bowl with a spout, which had been broken off and was missing, and a jar from which the spout had been broken in antiquity and then cleverly repaired before the time of the burial. Holes and notches had been made, bitumen used as an adhesive, and string employed to strengthen the repair. In the same tomb were a great quantity of beads and several other objects. Progress of the work in general on the mound will be reported in a subsequent issue of the Bulletin.

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"Assyrian Expedition." Museum Bulletin V, no. 4 (January, 1935): 27-27. Accessed July 15, 2024.

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