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Gian Pietro Basello. “A Cuneiform Mark in Babylon and Persepolis”

Compte-rendu réalisé par Salman Aliyari Babolghani
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Gian Pietro Basello. “A Cuneiform Mark in Babylon and Persepolis”, Annali [dell’Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”], vol. 74, 2014, p. 199-203

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1There is a single cuneiform sign (composed by two crossing wedges, one horizontal and the other vertical) engraved on the shaft of a blue composition knob found in Persepolis and bearing the Achaemenid inscription DPic. In this article, G.P. Basello identifies this sign with the similar cuneiform mark resembling the sign MAŠ in the stamp impressions found on Babylonian bricks dated to the Neo-Babylonian period (published by B. Sass and J. Marzahn in 2010).

2The author considers the single cuneiform sign on DPic as the mark of the artisan and, noticing the presence of the same mark both in Babylon and Persepolis roughly at the same time, introduces a further proof of the presence of Babylonian workforces in Fars, emphasizing the strong connections between Babylonian craftsmanship and the Achaemenid dynasty.

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Salman Aliyari Babolghani. Gian Pietro Basello, « Gian Pietro Basello. “A Cuneiform Mark in Babylon and Persepolis” », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 37-38-39 | 2018, document 54, mis en ligne le 30 décembre 2018, consulté le 20 juin 2019. URL :

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