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Banks, Edgar James, 1866 - 1945



U.S. Consulate to Baghdad in the early 1900s, Banks used his position to buy and sell hundreds of cuneiform to educational establishments across the U.S.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Cuneiform clay tablet collection of Lena C. Van Bibber

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32055662135686]
Identifier: MSS-0016

Lena C. Van Bibber was a graduate of State Teachers College who later taught history at Towson University from 1916 until her retirement in 1940. The collection consists of three cuneiform clay tablets from the ancient sites of Drehem and Umma in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), dating to about 2400-2100 BCE, purchased by Bibber from Edgar J. Banks, an antiquities dealer.

Dates: circa 2400-2100 BCE; 1939

Lena C. Van Bibber Collection of Cuneiform Clay Tablets

 Digital Record
Identifier: 0016
Dates: circa 2400-2100 BCE; 1939

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Assyro-Babylonian civilization 1
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Cuneiform tablets -- Iraq -- Drehem (extinct city) 1
Cuneiform tablets -- Iraq -- Umma (extinct city) 1
Cuneiform writing. 1