>The Cuneiform Digital Library

>If you are not familiar with the Cuneiform Digital Library, you should visit the home page of this wonderful project. The Cuneiform Digital Library seeks to make available to the public ancient cuneiform documents dated from the final third of the 4th and of the entire 3rd millennium BC. The texts are written in Sumerian, in early Akkadian, and in other languages, some of them, still undeciphered.

The Cuneiform Digital Library home page provides a good description of the project:

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. 3350 BC, until the end of the pre-Christian era. We estimate the number of these documents currently kept in public and private collections to exceed 500,000 exemplars, of which now more than 200,000 have been catalogued in electronic form by the CDLI.

Visit the Cuneiform Digital Library by clicking here.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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