Mesopotamian Scribes and their Craft - Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization, E22

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Video

Joshua J. Mark
by Digital Hammurabi
published on 13 January 2023

Who were the scribes that wrote in Sumerian and Akkadian in ancient Mesopotamia? Dr. Josh gives an introduction to these ancient bureaucrats and their craft.

This series is based on the entertaining and engaging book, 'Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization'. Published in 1964, this book by A. Leo Oppenheim is a standard introductory work in the field of Assyriology, and is an excellent read for the non-specialist. A free download is available via the Oriental Institute website: https://tinyurl.com/y9pobcm4

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Hammurabi, D. (2023, January 13). Mesopotamian Scribes and their Craft - Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization, E22. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2889/mesopotamian-scribes-and-their-craft---ancient-mes/

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Hammurabi, Digital. "Mesopotamian Scribes and their Craft - Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization, E22." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 13, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2889/mesopotamian-scribes-and-their-craft---ancient-mes/.

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Hammurabi, Digital. "Mesopotamian Scribes and their Craft - Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization, E22." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Jan 2023. Web. 12 Jul 2024.

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