Cuneiform Archaic Signs

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 October 2014
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Since very ancient inscriptions would often come to light during building and restoration work, Mesopotamian scribes possessed some understanding of the pictographic origin of their script. The text on this clay tablet is an attempt to provide contemporary characters with their original counterparts. From the library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh (modern-day Ninawa Governorate, Iraq), northern Mesopotamia. Neo-Assyrian period, 7th century BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2014, October 13). Cuneiform Archaic Signs. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3133/cuneiform-archaic-signs/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Cuneiform Archaic Signs." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Oct 2014. Web. 15 Oct 2021.