Two Weights from Temple N at Tell Mardikh-Ebla, Syria: A Link between Metrology and Cultic Activities in the Second Millennium BC?

  title={Two Weights from Temple N at Tell Mardikh-Ebla, Syria: A Link between Metrology and Cultic Activities in the Second Millennium BC?},
  author={Enrico Ascalone and Luca Peyronel},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={1 - 12}
The importance of an approach that takes into consideration metrological standards with all the technical matters concerned, as well as the archaeological context of weights and the relationships between specimens and other broad functional classes of materials (such as unfinished objects, unworked stones or lumps of metals, administrative indicators, and precious items), has been noted in connection with the weights from Ebla and Ugarit (Courtois 1990; Ascalone and Peyronel 1999). The subject… 

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