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ANC. Ancient Texts

 Record Group
Identifier: ANC
Includes documents created between 3,000 BC and 500 AD.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Cuneiform Tablets

Identifier: MSS 2016-002
Scope and Contents

Twenty-eight clay tablets with text in cuneiform script, dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur, the Old Babylonian period, the reign of Sîn-kasid, and Neo-Babylonian period.  Known geographical sources include Umma, Puzris-Dagan, Girsu, and Uruk.

Online Copies Available

Digital photographs of all items in this collection are available on the FSU Digital Library: Cuneiform Tablet Collection

Dates: Created: 2500 - 1700 BCE

Greek and Latin Ostraka

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-012
Scope and Contents

Thirty-three clay pottery fragments comprising thirty-two texts in Greek and Latin documenting the activities of a Roman Army unit stationed near Edfu, Egypt.

Online Copies Available

Digital images and item-level description of the Greek and Latin Ostraka can be found in the FSU Digital Library.

Dates: Created: circa 150 CE

Papyrus Fragments

Identifier: MSS 2015-008
Scope and Contents

Twenty-six fragments of papyrus with Greek text. Sixteen fragments are known to be orders to bankers to pay out various sums.

Finding aid includes citations for text descriptions in Roger S. Bagnall & R. Bogaert, "Orders For Payment From a Banker's Archive: Papyri in the Collection of Florida State University." Ancient Society 6 (1975): 79-108.

Online Copies Available

Dates: Created: 87 - 84 BCE; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1973

The History of the Written Word

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Z4.H58
Scope and Contents The set includes examples of early printed leaves, manuscript leaves, as well as a Babylonian clay tablet and cylinder seal, Egyptian papyri, etc. Each leaf is mounted on a black sheet of heavy paper. The leaves have been rehoused from their original black leather, drop-front clamshell cases. Online Copies Available Digital photographs of items in this collection are available on the FSU Digital Library: ...
Dates: 2500 BCE-1967