(no͞o`zē), site near Kirkuk, N Iraq. Thousands of clay tablets unearthed there bear inscriptions said to have been made by the Horims (or Horites) of the Bible. The tablets, which are in Akkadian, reveal much about ancient laws and customs.
That interpretation is based on an analysis of a 3,300-year-old clay ball found at a site in Mesopotamia named Nuzi that had 49 pebbles and a cuneiform text containing a contract commanding a shepherd to care for 49 sheep and goats.
China has a long tradition of Confucianism, which emphasizes the subordinate roles of females in the society, as illustrated by the famous saying "lack of talent is a virtue of women" (nuzi wucai bianshi de).