[size=52]Iraq receives the first meal of cuneiform tablets from America[/size]
[size=45]The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq to Washington received the first meal of the tablets and broke the cuneiform tablets borrowed to the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
[size=45]The handover ceremony took place in the presence of an elite group of archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Zaid al-Rawi, representing Baghdad University / College of Arts / Department of Archeology, the Eastern Institute of the University of Chicago, academics, diplomats, and representatives of the US State Department.[/size]
[size=45]The Chargé d'Affairs d'Affair Abdul-Razzaq Jalil signed the handover on behalf of Ambassador Farid Yassin, and Richard Zettler, Head of the Near East Archeology Department, signed on behalf of the University's Museum.[/size]
[size=45]It is noteworthy that the number of cuneiform tablets received by the embassy (387) has been loaned to the University of Pennsylvania Museum from the Iraqi Museum on 22/2/1923 to the University of Pennsylvania Museum, and it is one of the excavations of the joint archaeological season between the British Museum and the mentioned university (1922-1934) In the Ur / Tal Muqir area[/size]
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