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The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal , named after Ashurbanipal , the last great king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire , is a collection of thousands of clay tablets and fragments containing texts of all kinds from the 7th century BC.
Sacred-Texts Ancient Near East ENUMA ELISH THE EPIC OF CREATION L.W. King Translator (from The Seven Tablets of Creation, London 1902)
Introduction Seals provide an interesting focus study, with materials and techniques changing through time. The first thing to comprehend in any understanding of the materials used is their hardness. Hardness can be measured using the Moh's scale of hardness, which runs from 1 to 10 (see Figure 1).
Akkadian ( lišānum akkadītum , 𒀝𒂵𒌈 ak.kADû) (also Accadian , Assyro-Babylonian ) [ 1 ] is an extinct Semitic language (part of the greater Afroasiatic language family) that was spoken in ancient Mesopotamia .
The Epic of Gilgamesh is, perhaps, the oldest written story on Earth.
The Aramaic alphabet is adapted from the Phoenician alphabet and became distinctive from it by the 8th century BCE. The letters all represent consonants , some of which are matres lectionis , which also indicate long vowels .
Development of Southern Mesopotamian Economic Structure