Sunday, October 08, 2017

On the recovery of cuneiform

AKKADIAN STILL MATTERS: Friday essay: the recovery of cuneiform, the world’s oldest known writing (Louise Pryke, The Conversation). A long, informative, and entertaining essay. Worth reading in full.

Related posts here and links. There's more on Saddam and cuneiform here (PaleoJudaica's first substantive post!). And here is a notice from some years ago of a book about Henry Rawlinson and the Behistun inscription.

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