Friday, September 11, 2020

Cuneiform tablet scans

THE AWOL BLOG: Cuneiform Tablet Collection at the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East (HMANE). (Formerly the Harvard Semitic Museum.)

These 3-D scans take some time to load, but they look very useful for puzzling out the 3-D cuneiform signs.

It looks like there is a lot of work to be done with this Harvard collection. One fun feature of it, is the Graeco-Babylonaica tablets: bilingual tablets containing lists of Akkadian or Sumerian words with Greek transliterations next to them. I couldn't find any of these in the scanned tablets, but I didn't look at anything like all of them.

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