Sumerian Boundary stone - kudurru (1125-1100 BC). The cuneiform inscription records the granting by Eanna-shum-iddina, the governor of the Sealand, of five gur of corn land in the district of Edina in south Babylonia to a man called Gula-eresh.
Babylonian Map of the World
Babylonian Map of the World: Incised on a clay tablet & dates to the 5th century BC. It was discovered at Sippar, southern Iraq, 60 miles (97 km) north of Babylon on the Euphrates River, & was published in 1899. The clay tablet resides at the British Museum.
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