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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.

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Cuneiform clay tablet collection of Lena C. Van Bibber

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-0016
Overview 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