Cuneiform Digital Library

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Thu Nov 8 17:43:33 UTC 2001


The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative,

(Check out the related projects pagee, too)

"The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) represents the efforts of
an international group of Assyriologists, museum curators and historians of
science to make available through the internet the form and content of
cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of writing, ca. 3200 B.C., until
the end of the third millennium. Despite the 150 years since the
decipherment of cuneiform, and the 100 years since Sumerian documents of the
3rd millennium B.C. from southern Babylonia were first published, such basic
research tools as a reliable paleography charting the graphic development of
cuneiform, and a lexical and grammatical glossary of the approximately
120,000 texts inscribed during this period of early state formation, remain
unavailable even to specialists, not to mention scholars from other
disciplines to whom these earliest sources on social development represent
an extraordinary hidden treasure."


Grant Barrett
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