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A Cylinder of Nebuchadnezzar II up for Sale

November 6, 2008

ABEBooks is currently selling a clay cylinder of Nebuchadnezzar II for the unbelievably low price of US$ 1,750,000.00.

The description reads:

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.

Not sure about that “oldest book” bit; but still a pretty cool buy, if you’ve got some loose change sitting around.

(HT: Claude Mariottini)

One Comment
  1. Erik permalink
    November 7, 2008 10:42 pm

    I’ve counted up the change lying around…. still about $1,749,992.50 short…..oh wait but I haven’t counted the change in my pockets, there’s still hope.

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