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The Seleucid Empire, 2 Mesopotamia
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Babylonia
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Architecture remained mostly Babylonian in style Seleucids supported the building of temples in the local style
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Although Greek was the language of the administration, native Akkadian remained in widespread use, and the traditional method of writing cuneiform on clay tablets continued A cuneiform tablet with a hymn in the ancient Sumerian language, with an Akkadian translation, dating to the Seleucid period Preservation of traditional cultures
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Unusually, the Greeks also adopted the local tradition of clay tablets for writing on (though the known examples come from regions neighboring Babylonia rather than Babylonia itself) Clay tablet from Susa: account, written in Greek
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And some tablets are written in Akkadian or Amaraic, but using Greek letters
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Uruk
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Traditional architecture and cult centers Under the Seleucids two large cult complexes were built at Uruk. The first was the
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 210 taught by Professor St. john during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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