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Hidden Gems at DPL: Babylonian Clay Tablets

Babylonian clay tablet. 417 B119
“Card catalog” tablet from Nippur, Iraq. Dates from between 2000 to 1500 B.C.E.  417 B119

You may already know that the Denver Public Library’s Western History/Genealogy Department houses historic items—but did you know that some of its old