The only other complete music text is a later hurrian hymn written in the mode of nidqibli which is the enneatonic descending scale of e commentary the oldest musical notation known so far lutes are not preserved from the old babylonian period. Forty three 43 examples from the over 400 items in the bible collection are included here this collection has many mss that would be the pride of most of the worlds largest public collections 9 mss are the earliest witnesses to their part of the text of the bible 90 mss have the earliest texts of their part of the hebrew bible and a further 86 are only preceded by the dead sea scrolls. Ms in neo sumerian and old babylonian on clay sumer 2100 1800 bc 1 tablet 148x140x33 cm originally ca 16x14x3 cm 3 3 columns 103 lines in cuneiform script. Cusas 36 old babylonian texts in the schyen collection part one selected letters andrew r george this volume presents a selection of 216 old babylonian letters as a first installment of the schyen collections holdings of these documents. May be called the long old babylonian period and letters written during them are convention ally known as old babylonian letters the schyen collections 474 letters make for a substantial enlargement of the available corpus of old babylonian letters calculated in 2015 as 6559 examples charpin 2015 390
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