A relief of cuneiform writing from Assyria. Exhibited in the British Museum London.
Introduction Cuneiform writing was most probably invented in Uruk in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) about 3400...
Cuneiform, Ancient Written Language
Cuneiform became the written language from as early as 5000 BCE. As the civilization of Sumer started to decline, other civilizations...
Cuneiform: Irving Finkel & Jonathan Taylor bring ancient inscriptions to life
A brief look into a new book that will bring insight into the world's oldest writing system by authors Irving Finkel...
Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia cannot be described in the same way one would describe life in ancient Rome or Greece. Mesopotamia...
First Writing System
The first revolution in human communications occurred when the Sumerians developed a written language. In this they were...
Foundation Tablet of Ur-Nammu
The cuneiform inscriptions on this tablet mention the name of Ur-Nammu, king of Ur and founder of the Sumerian 3rd dynasty...
Golden Earrings From King Shulgi
A pair of golden earrings with the shape of a half pumpkin. The overlying decorative cuneiform inscriptions mention that...
Inscribed Giant River-worn Pebble
The cuneiform inscriptions mention that Enannatum, king of Lagash, reminds the gods of his prolific temple building achievements...
Irving Finkel discusses Cuneiform
Come behind the scenes to the Arched Room – an architectural highlight home to thousands of cuneiform tablets. Travel...