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Cuneiform: Ancient Scripts by Irving Finkel
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Cuneiform: Ancient Scripts (edition 2015)

by Irving Finkel (Author)

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Title:Cuneiform: Ancient Scripts
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Info:J. Paul Getty Museum (2015), Edition: 1, 112 pages
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Cuneiform: Ancient Scripts by Irving L. Finkel

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Accesible richly illustrated summary of the cuneiform writing system(s), taking examples from the British Museum's extensive collections. As well as explaining the writing system itself, it delves into what it tells us of the lives of those who used it and their preoccupations over the 3000 or so years it was in use, and made me want to learn more about their civilisations. ( )
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Thanks to the use of clay tablets as a writing medium, cuneiform records have survived for thousands of years, providing a fascinating glimpse into the political, economic, and religious institutions of ancient Mesopotamia.

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