Facets of written artifacts
THIS SHOWCASE of written artifacts (click here) scrolls through the entries written for the iApp “cdli tablet” created by CDLI for the Apple iPad. It combines text and images of cuneiform inscriptions and related archaeological artifacts and gives specialists in the field of cuneiform studies, Near Eastern archaeology and art history the opportunity to present facets of the writing culture of ancient Mesopotamia to a broad community of experts and informal learners.
Short descriptions of the historical relevance of selected text and text-related artifacts together with images that can, but need not be taken from CDLI’s growing open access file archives, are prepared and posted to app pages. Ordered by calendar date in groups of from several to thirty pages, the resulting ‘themes’ give a running account of these experts’ ideas. The app is conceived as a vehicle for the introduction, to learning communities of all ages, of a variety of chosen topics in cuneiform studies and in the digital preservation and world-wide dissemination of the shared cultural heritage of ancient Mesopotamia.