Rassam Cylinder

Rassam Cylinder, Library of Ashurbanipal, North Palace (Nineveh) seventh century, fired clay, British Museum, London.

The Rassam cylinder is a fired clay cylinder about twenty inches long with ten inscribed faces discovered in the North Palace of Nineveh by Hormuzd Rassam in 1854. The cuneiform records the annals of Ashurbanipal and mentions Manasseh and his kingdom of Judah in the list of subservient kings.

Rassam Cylinder

The writing system of ancient Mesopotamia, consisting of wedges pressed into clay.

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