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  Tablets of clay or stone with cuneiform writing

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Most common are pillow-shaped clay tablets (one side rounded, the other side flat), square or rectangular, sometimes round. They typically range from 4 x 5 cm to 20 x 30 cm in size. They sometimes have a casing (often fragmentary), sealed (see categories 3 and 4). They are usually sun-dried and must be handled with extreme care. If not stored under controlled humidity, they may disintegrate (optimum relative humidity: 45-50%). For identification, they should be photographed under raking light coming from the upper left.

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