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ANC. Ancient Texts

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

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Cuneiform Tablets

Identifier: MSS 2016-002
Scope and Contents

Twenty-five 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.

Dates: Created: 2350 - 1788 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.

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.

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