Cuneiform tablets

A Mesopotamian cuneiform tablet in the British Museum

A Mesopotamian cuneiform tablet in the British Museum

Thanks to 3quarksdaily for linking to this article in The London Review of Books about an ongoing British Museum show called “Babylon: Myth and Reality.”  Apparently the exhibition concentrates on cuneiform tablets.  The article explains what we know about cuneiform tablets as a medium and speculates on what we may yet learn about them.

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2 Comments

  1. cymast

     /  December 11, 2008

    I focus on the smooth, gum-wad-like piece with every look.

  2. acilius

     /  December 12, 2008

    So do I!

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