The Antediluvian Kings: A University of California Tablet

  title={The Antediluvian Kings: A University of California Tablet},
  author={Jacob J. Finkelstein},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={39 - 51}
During the course of a recent survey of the tablet collection of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, the present writer noted the unique text which forms the basis of the present paper.1 The text of this tablet, with the catalogue number UCBC 9-1819, is a list of the antediluvian kings of the Sumerian tradition. In the light of the information offered by this new text, some aspects of this early Mesopotamian tradition will be submitted to reconsideration in the… Expand
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