Scheil dynastic tablet

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The Scheil dynastic tablet or Kish Tablet is an ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform text containing a variant form of the Sumerian King List.[1][2]


The tablet came into possession of the Assyriologist Jean-Vincent Scheil in 1911, having bought it from a private collection in France. The tablet when purchased was reported to have been unearthed from Kish.[3] Scheil translated the tablet in 1911,[4] followed by another translation in 1934.[5] The tablet dates to the early 2nd millennium BC.


  1. ^ "The Early Chronology of Sumer and Egypt and the Similarities in Their Culture", S. Langdon, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 7, No. 3/4, Oct., 1921, p. 133. [1]
  2. ^ Assyrian and Babylonian chronicles, Albert Kirk Grayson, Eisenbrauns, 2000, p. 268.
  3. ^ Hence in some literature the tablet is called the "Kish Tablet" (Waddell, 1929).
  4. ^ Scheil, Les plus anciennes dynasties connues dc Sumer-Accad, in Comptes liendus, 1911, pp. 606 ff. 2 VAB, I, 170. 3 Scheil, Une nouvdle dynastic Sumero-Accadienne des rois "Quit", in Comptes Rendus, 1911, pp. 318ff
  5. ^ Scheil, "Liste susienne des dynasties de Sumer-Accad," in Memoires de l'Institute franqais d'archeologie orientate, LXII (Cairo, 1934), Melanges Maspero, I, pp.393-400.