Ancient Near Eastern Writing Systems

These pages deal with the different stages of the Mesopotamian cuneiform writing system, from its inception during the middle of the fourth millennium BC until its last attestation in 70 AD, as well as other cuneiform writing systems that were derived from it.

The two main sections here include links to tools and resources for the different stages of the cuneiform script, such as sign lists and syllabaries, and encyclopaedia articles on the languages attested in the cuneiform script.


Writing and Language

Here are encyclopedic articles on various stages of the cuneiform writing system and cuneiform languages, and their decipherment.

Cuneiform Writing techniques

Here is an article about techniques to write cuneiform on clay: : stylus’ origins, manufacture, appearance, and handling.

cuneiform_writing_system.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/29 14:23 by lafont
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