Uruk

The Work of the Ceramics, Glass and Metals Section, British Museum Department of Conservation and Scientific Research

Loretta Hogan records salt crystal growth on a 5000 year old clay tablet with a digital microscope.

The work of the Ceramics, Glass & Metals Section, British Museum Department of Conservation and Scientific Research. Loretta Hogan records salt crystal growth on a 5000 year old clay tablet with a digital microscope. The montage software enables the conservator to capture good depth of focus. The Late Uruk tablet (ME140854) records the issuing of barley to officials, probably for beer making.