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Yale Babylonian Collection

The Babylonian Collection is an independent branch in the Yale University. I originated from a gift of J. Pierpont Morgan in 1909.
It includes the largest assemblage of cuneiform inscriptions of the world and is one of the five largest in the United States as regard documents, seals, and other artifacts from ancient Mesopotamia.
The bulk of the inscriptions consists of clay tablets in all sizes and shapes. There are also a number of inscribed monuments on stone and other materials, some of considerable artistic interest, including a large collection of stamp and cylinder seals.
The Collection is primarily for the use of students and faculty in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, but it is also open to visiting scholars and to all interested members of the Yale community and the general public.