>For Sale: Clay Cylinder of Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylon (605-562 B.C.)

>Description: Oldest Book – from 605-562 B.C. Large Clay Cylinder of Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylon 605-562 B.C. Royal Proclamation of his re-building-to-perfection efforts of the Temple E-barra/E-ulla at Sippar (in ancient country of Babylonia). Nebuchadnezzar II was famous for: The Tower of Babel, The Stepped Pyramid (Ziggurat) & The Hanging Gardens, etc. All for his God Marduk. 8 1/4″ high, filled with cuneiform writing. Full translation & documentation included. Fine original condition, no damage. $1,750,000. Bookseller Inventory # 000028

See a photo of the cylinder here.

At this price, I may buy at least two cylinders.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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