TITLE

Nabu-sharrussu-ukin, You Say?

PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
British Heritage;Jan2008, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the discovery of a tiny clay fragment among a collection of 130,000 Assyrian cuneiform tablets of the British Museum, London, England. The tablet holds a reference to one Nabu-sharrussu-ukin, described as the "Chief Eunuch" to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, mentioned in the "Old Testament" book of Jeremiah. Discovered by a visiting professor from Vienna, Austria, the find is being hailed as an important discovery in Biblical archaeology.
ACCESSION #
27191936

 

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