Contexts

The GKAB project worked on four scholarly 'libraries' of cuneiform tablets the first millennium BC.

Map showing the location of Huzirina, Kalhu and Uruk

Two are from the Neo-Assyrian empire, c.900-600 BC:

The two others were unearthed in Babylonia at Uruk and date from the Achaemenid and Hellenistic periods:

Tablets illicitly excavated from Seleucid Uruk are also related to these 'libraries'.

Our work on these assemblages challenged us to fundamentally rethink the concept and role of the 'library' in cuneiform culture.

 
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