NEW HAVEN (Mar. 2)
Two rare Assyrian tablets, believed to be the only ones of their kind in the United States, have been presented to Yale University’s Babylonian Collection by Mrs. Julia Kahn in memory of her mother Rebekah Kohut, famed Jewish educational and social welfare pointer, it was announced here today.
The 2,800 year-old tablets, one of silver and one of gold, bear identical cuneiform inscriptions praising King Ashurnasirpal II and telling of the building of his palace at the city of Apku, in the foundation of which they were deposited. The King reigned between 883-859 B.C.E.