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Babylonian artefacts, 19th-century artwork. These artefacts, which include clay statuettes and glass vases, date from between 3800 and 600 BC. The inscription is from the Sumerian city of Nippur (also called Nuffar), now in modern-day Iraq. This city was later part of the Babylonian empire. Artwork from the 18th volume (second period of 1896) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.
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