A new beginning for the Middle East: The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia
The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most famous objects to have survived from the ancient world. It was inscribed in Babylonian...
A partially vitrified tablet from Nineveh
The age-old vulnerability of libraries in times of warfare applied as ever during the sack of Nineveh. Many tablets were...
Akkadian was a semitic language spoken in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Syria) between about 2,800 BC and 500 AD. It...
Cuneiform tablet inscribed with a letter from Tushratta, king of Mitanni, to Amenhotep III of Egypt. It was found in...
An Ancient Board Game - Irving Finkel
Irving Finkel has possibly the coolest job in the world – he’s curator of cuneiform at the British Museum...
Ancient Texts Relating to the Bible: Cuneiform Tablet
Cuneiform Tablet Cuneiform Tablet (USCARC 6631) In...
Ashurbanipal (668-627 BCE, also known as Assurbanipal) was the last of the great kings of Assyria. His name means "the...
Ashurbanipal as High Priest
An Assyrian relief depicting King Ashurbanipal of Assyria as High Priest, with cuneiform script.
Assyrian Cuneiform Brick
The cuneiform inscriptions on this mud-brick mention the name of Ashurnasirpal II, the Assyrian king. From northern Mesopotamia...
The cuneiform inscription gives the name and genealogy of Adad-nirari III (reigned 810-783 BCE) and was written in doorways...