University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Philip Jones

An Elamite Inscribed Brick

New Aquisitions

By: Philip Jones

The Babylonian Section’s newest acquisition, a large baked brick with a stamped inscription, illuminates an era of social and religious upheaval throughout the ancient Near East. The inscription is a standard one that celebrates Untash-Napirisha, king of Elam, in what is now Southwest Iran, from ca. 1275–1240 BCE. As translated, it reads (following Dan Potts […]