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Cuneiform tablet: Expenditure on beer, c. 2340-2198 B.C.E.

Cuneiform tablet: Expenditure on beer, c. 2340-2198 B.C.E.

Some of the earliest writing known to man makes mention of beer. This clay tablet is a record of expenditures on beer. Akkadian, circa 2340-2198 BCE.

Photo credit: Katharine Chandler

Image source: The John Frederick Lewis Collection of Cuneiform Tablets, The Rare Book Department, Parkway Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. FLP 115

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